Census reveals dip in population, migration blamed

- Region 6 figure declines by over 14,000

Guyana’s population has dropped to 747,884, according to preliminary results from the 2012 census and Chief Statistician and Census Officer Lennox Benjamin says the “marginal reduction” was mainly influenced by migration.

Although the latest population figure represents a decline of 3,339 from the 751,223 recorded for 2002, when the previous census was conducted, the results also show a significant drop in the number of persons living in Region Six, which now stands at 109,431, down from 123,695, representing a decline of 14,264.

These were among the revelations made yesterday at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Liliendaal, East Coast  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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