CAIRO: Egypt’s census is expected to hit 91 million by June 5 at 10:00 p.m. domestically, announced Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) Chairperson Mohamed Abdel-Galil in a news conference Saturday.
Egypt’s growth rate declined by 2.4 percent in 2015, and there were 2.6 million recorded births.
He attributed the decline to shrinking of gap between the birth and mortality over 2015, he noted, continuing that the crude birth rate (the number of births per 1,000 persons in an age group) registered 30.3 per 1,000 persons in 2015, comparing to 31.3 per 1,000 persons in the previous year.
Meanwhile, the crude death rate recorded 6.4 per 1,000 persons in 2015, comparing with 6.1 per 1,000 persons in 2014, Abdel-Galil said.
On Dec. 6, 2015, Egypt’s population reached 90 million while the number of Egyptians abroad are estimated at 8 million.