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Population Size and Growth

 

 

Like most regions on Tanzania Mainland, the population of Arusha region has experienced significant growth. Table 1.6 shows that the region had 1,288,088 people in 2002 compared to 744,497 inhabitants in the 1988 resulting in a significant increase of 543,591 people (73 percent) during the intercensal period. In 2002, the region had 3.8 percent of the total population of Tanzania Mainland which was 33,461,849. However, the projections for 2007 put the regional population at 1,522,974 out of which 50.6 percent are females.

 

When compared to other regions on the Mainland, Arusha region is the 8th least populous region (See Table 1 below).

Table 1: Distribution of Population and Growth Rates by Region 1988 and 2002:Tanzania Mainland
Region
Population (Number)
Increase 1988 – 2002
1988
2002
Number of
ncrease
Rate
(Percent)
% Average
Annual
Growth rate
Dodoma
1,235,327
1,692,025
456,698
37.0
2.2
Arusha
744,135
1,288,088
543,953
73.1
3.9
Kilimanjaro
1,104,673
1,376,702
272,029
24.6
1.6
Tanga
1,280,212
1,636,280
356,068
27.8
1.8
Morogoro
1,220,564
1,753,362
532,798
43.7
2.6
Pwani
636,103
885,017
248,914
39.1
2.4
Dar es salaam
1,360,865
2,487,288
1,126,423
82.8
4.3
Lindi
646,494
787,624
141,130
21.8
1.4
Mtwara
889,100
1,124,481
235,381
26.5
1.7
Ruvuma
779,875
1,113,715
333,840
42.8
2.5
Iringa
1,193,074
1,490,892
297,818
25.0
1.6
Mbeya
1,476,278
2,063,328
587,050
39.8
2.4
Singida
792,387
1,086,748
294,361
37.1
2.3
Tabora
1,036,150
1,710,465
674,315
65.1
3.6
Rukwa
698,718
1,136,354
437,636
62.6
3.5
Kigoma
856,770
1,674,047
817,277
95.4
4.8
Shinyanga
1,763,800
2,796,630
1,032,830
58.6
3.3
Kagera
1,313,594
2,028,157
714,563
54.4
3.1
Mwanza
1,876,635
2,929,644
1,053,009
56.1
3.2
Mara
946,418
1,363,397
416,979
44.1
2.6
Manyara
604,035
1,037,605
433,570
71.8
3.9
Tanzania Mainland
22,455,207
33,461,603
11,006,642
49.0
2.8

 

 

 

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