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   Male Female   (Males per 100 females) of Growth (Exponential)
1 1911 October 72,237 39,244 32,993 54.33 45.67 118.95     -
2  1921    March 70,413 38,174 32,239  54.21  45.79 118.41 -0.27
3  1931    April 79,281 43,235 36,046  54.53  45.47 119.94 1.18
4  1946    June 82,068 44,308 37,760  53.99  46.01 117.34 0.23
5  1953    June 77,273 41,656 35,617  53.91  46.09 116.96 -0.86
6  1957    June 83,075 44,614 38,461  53.70  46.30 116.00 1.81
7  1958    June 87,582 46,888 40,694  53.54  46.46 115.22 5.28
8  1959    June 89,290 47,505 41,785  53.20  46.80 113.69 1.93
9  1960    June 92,247 49,640 42,607  53.81  46.19 116.51 3.26
10  1961    June 92,793 49,906 42,887  53.78  46.22 116.37 0.59
11  1962    June 92,744 49,454 43,290  53.32  46.68 114.24 -0.05
12  1963    June 94,527 50,274 44,253  53.18  46.82 113.61 1.90
13  1964  1 June 93,960 50,276 43,684  53.51  46.49 115.09 -0.60
14  1965 28 June 97,743 51,964 45,779  53.16  46.84 113.51 3.95
15  1966 24 June 100,883 53,938 46,945  53.47  46.53 114.90 3.16
16  1967 30 June 103,801 55,346 48,455  53.32  46.68 114.22 2.85
17  1968 28 June 106,969 56,983 49,986  53.27  46.73 114.00 3.01
18  1969 27 June 110,770 58,897 51,873  53.17  46.83 113.54 3.49
19  1970 26 June 114,469 60,975 53,494  53.27  46.73 113.98 3.28
20  1971 25 June 118,818 63,188 55,630  53.18  46.82 113.59 3.73
21  1972 30 June 122,673 64,924 57,749  52.92  47.08 112.42 3.19
22  1974 28 June 128,697 68,301 60,396  53.07  46.93 113.09 2.40
23  1977 31 Dec 142,832 75,224 67,608  52.67  47.33 111.26 2.98
24  1985 29 March 180,088 93,482 86,606  51.84  48.16 107.94 3.20
25  1990  2 March 213,215 109,336 103,879  51.28  48.72 105.25 3.43
26 1995 25 March 244,814 124,622 120,192 50.90 49.10 103.69 2.73
27 2000 31 March 270,101 137,200 132,901 50.80 49.20 103.23 1.96
28 2006 28 March   298,968 151,459 147,509   50.66 49.34   102.68 1.69
Source: Department of National Planning