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Gambia Demographics
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Basic Indicators:
Population: 1983 1993 2003 2006f
Total 687,817 1,038,145 1,360,681 1,509,928
   Urban 211,889 385,400 684,158 820,193
   Rural 475,928 652,745 676,523 689,735
         
Urbanisation rate % 30.80 % 37.12 % 50.28 % 54.32%
Population density per Km2 64 97 127 138
Annual population growth rate (%) 3.8 4.2 2.7 2.7
         
Structure of Population per age group %        
  - 0 to 14 years 43.76% 43.80% 41.98% 43.11%
  - 15 to 49 years 45.12 45.60% 48.13% 49.43%
  - 50 to 59 years   3.95% 3.94% 4.05%
  - 60 years and above 10.03% 4.98% 5.05% 5.19%
  - (Not Stated) 1.08% 1.68% 0.90% 0.92%
         
Source : Gambia Bureau Of Statistics (GBoS); f = forecast
 
 

 
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