DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua)
-- Tanzania’s population was
projected to be 89.2 million in 2035, the National
Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Wednesday.
NBS said the
projection showed that there would be 86.9 million
people on Mainland Tanzania and 2.3 million people on
the Zanzibar archipelago.
carries its national population census in every 10 years
with the last census done in 2012, said a statement by
statement said Tanzania’s population was projected to be
54.2 million in 2018 -- 52.6 million people on Mainland
Tanzania and 1.6 million people on the Zanzibar
Mpango, the east African nation’s Minister for Finance
and Planning, said when launching the population
projection report that Tanzania adds 1.6 million people
taken into consideration the ratio of deaths and
newborns to get an average of population growth rate,”
he said, adding that there were 2 million newborns and
400,000 deaths every year.
the population projections made Tanzania the sixth
country with the highest number of people in Africa
after Nigeria, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the
Congo and South Africa.
population projection differed from that which was
projected by the World Bank last year which put the
population projection at 58 million Tanzanians in 2018.
the World Bank projections, NBS Director General Albina
Chuwa said it was impossible for the population to grow
at that rate and the WB report didn’t reflect reality.