Table 3.1 :   CENSUS POPULATION BY SEX AND SEX - RATIO, AND INTER-CENSAL VARIATION OF POPULATION, 1911 - 2006
Census   Population    
Number       Percent  
 Sex Ratio Annual Rate
No. Year Date   Both Sexes Male Female   Total Male Female   (Males per 100 females) of Growth (Exponential)
1 1911 October 72,237    39,244    32,993    100    54.33 45.67 118.95     -
2  1921    March 70,413    38,174    32,239    100     54.21  45.79 118.41 -0.27
3  1931    April 79,281    43,235    36,046    100     54.53  45.47 119.94 1.18
4  1946    June 82,068    44,308    37,760    100     53.99  46.01 117.34 0.23
5  1953    June 77,273    41,656    35,617    100     53.91  46.09 116.96 -0.86
6  1957    June 83,075    44,614    38,461    100     53.70  46.30 116.00 1.81
7  1958    June 87,582    46,888    40,694    100     53.54  46.46 115.22 5.28
8  1959    June 89,290    47,505    41,785    100     53.20  46.80 113.69 1.93
9  1960    June 92,247    49,640    42,607    100     53.81  46.19 116.51 3.26
10  1961    June 92,793    49,906    42,887    100     53.78  46.22 116.37 0.59
11  1962    June 92,744    49,454    43,290    100     53.32  46.68 114.24 -0.05
12  1963    June 94,527    50,274    44,253    100     53.18  46.82 113.61 1.90
13  1964  1 June 93,960    50,276    43,684    100     53.51  46.49 115.09 -0.60
14  1965 28 June 97,743    51,964    45,779    100     53.16  46.84 113.51 3.95
15  1966 24 June 100,883    53,938    46,945    100     53.47  46.53 114.90 3.16
16  1967 30 June 103,801    55,346    48,455    100     53.32  46.68 114.22 2.85
17  1968 28 June 106,969    56,983    49,986    100     53.27  46.73 114.00 3.01
18  1969 27 June 110,770    58,897    51,873    100     53.17  46.83 113.54 3.49
19  1970 26 June 114,469    60,975    53,494    100     53.27  46.73 113.98 3.28
20  1971 25 June 118,818    63,188    55,630    100     53.18  46.82 113.59 3.73
21  1972 30 June 122,673    64,924    57,749    100     52.92  47.08 112.42 3.19
22  1974 28 June 128,697    68,301    60,396    100     53.07  46.93 113.09 2.40
23  1977 31 Dec 142,832    75,224    67,608    100     52.67  47.33 111.26 2.98
24  1985 29 March 180,088    93,482    86,606    100     51.84  48.16 107.94 3.20
25  1990  2 March 213,215    109,336    103,879    100     51.28  48.72 105.25 3.43
26 1995 25 March 244,814    124,622    120,192    100    50.90 49.10 103.69 2.73
27 2000 31 March 270,101    137,200    132,901    100    50.80 49.20 103.23 1.96
28 2006 28 March   298,968    151,459    147,509      49    50.66 49.34   102.68 1.69
Source: Department of National Planning