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DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS

The analysis from the 2000 Population and Housing Census also shows that 41% of the inhabitants of the Municipality were migrants. In other words they were born outside the Municipality but have now settled there for various reasons while the remaining 59% responded that they were born in the Municipality.

The large numbers of migrants in the area as well as the heterogeneous character exhibited by the Municipality should inform pragmatic approaches for development.

Key issues relating to demographic characteristics

51% of the population are females and the rest 49% males giving a sex ratio of 1:1.04 males to females. The need to target women in any development programme in the Municipality can therefore not be overemphasised.

The general population density is calculated as 5,231 persons per square kilometre.

The population of the Municipality has a youthful nature with 50.7% the population under the age of 24years.

89.89% of the people in the Municipality are Christians while only 4.4% and 1.1% are Moslems and traditionalists respectively.

41% of the inhabitants of the Municipality were born outside the Municipality but have now settled there for various reasons while the remaining 59% were born in the Municipality.

 

Date Created : 11/20/2017 8:06:29 AM