- "To coordinate and provide timely, quality and credible official statistics for use by Stakeholders and clients for sustainable Development.
“To achieve an effective, efficient and coordinated National Statistical System (NSS) that will ensure sustainable production and disseminating of demand driven official statistics for national development”.
- * Ministry of Finance
- * Ministry of Health
- * Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock
- * Bank of Zambia
- * Zambia Revenue Authority
- * Statistical Agencies
The population of Zambia as captured during the 2010 Census of Population and Housing was 13,092,666. This represents an increase of 32.4 percent from the population of 9,885,591 captured during the 2000 Census. The population in rural areas increased from 6,458,729 in 2000 to 7,919,216 in 2010, representing an increase of 22.6 percent between the two censuses. The population in urban areas grew by 51.0 percent from a population of 3,426,862 in 2000 to 5,173,450 in 2010.
|Population Composition and Distribution|
Zambia’s total population is broken down into 49.3 percent (6,454,647) males and 50.7 percent (6,638,019) females. Zambia’s total population is distributed as follows: 60.5 percent (7,923,289) were in rural areas and 39.5 percent (5,169,377) were in urban areas. The percentage of the urban population increased from 34.7 percent in 2000 to 39.5 percent in 2010, consolidating Zambia’s position as one of the highly urbanized countries in Sub Saharan Africa. At Provincial level, Lusaka Province has the largest percent share of the population at 16.7 percent (2,191,225) of the total population. Copperbelt Province is second with 15.1 percent (1,972,317), while Eastern Province is third with 12.2 percent (1,592,661) of the total population. Muchinga Province has the least percent share of the total population at 5.4 percent (711,657).