Islamabad, Pakistan Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Islamabad, Pakistan metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Islamabad in 2022 is 1,198,000, a 2.92% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Islamabad in 2021 was 1,164,000, a 3.1% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Islamabad in 2020 was 1,129,000, a 3.11% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Islamabad in 2019 was 1,095,000, a 3.2% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Other Cities in Pakistan
City Name Population
Karachi 16,840,000
Lahore 13,542,000
Faisalabad 3,625,000
Gujranwala 2,353,000
Peshawar 2,343,000
Rawalpindi 2,327,000
Multan 2,106,000
Hyderabad 1,926,000
Islamabad 1,198,000
Quetta 1,160,000
Bahawalpur 895,000
Sialkot 736,000
Sargodha 727,000
Larkana 564,000
Sukkur 557,000
Sheikhupura 545,000
Rahim Yar Khan 490,000
Dera Ghazikhan 482,000
Sahiwal 457,000
Jhang 454,000
Wah 448,000
Gujrat 438,000
Okara 414,000
Kasur 397,000
Mardan 396,000
Islamabad - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 1,198,000 2.92%
2021 1,164,000 3.10%
2020 1,129,000 3.11%
2019 1,095,000 3.20%
2018 1,061,000 3.51%
2017 1,025,000 3.54%
2016 990,000 3.45%
2015 957,000 3.57%
2014 924,000 3.47%
2013 893,000 3.60%
2012 862,000 3.48%
2011 833,000 3.61%
2010 804,000 3.47%
2009 777,000 3.60%
2008 750,000 3.45%
2007 725,000 3.57%
2006 700,000 3.55%
2005 676,000 3.52%
2004 653,000 3.49%
2003 631,000 3.61%
2002 609,000 3.40%
2001 589,000 3.51%
2000 569,000 3.64%
1999 549,000 3.39%
1998 531,000 5.15%
1997 505,000 5.65%
1996 478,000 5.75%
1995 452,000 5.61%
1994 428,000 5.68%
1993 405,000 5.74%
1992 383,000 5.80%
1991 362,000 5.54%
1990 343,000 5.86%
1989 324,000 5.54%
1988 307,000 5.86%
1987 290,000 5.45%
1986 275,000 5.77%
1985 260,000 5.69%
1984 246,000 5.58%
1983 233,000 5.91%
1982 220,000 5.77%
1981 208,000 10.05%
1980 189,000 11.83%
1979 169,000 12.67%
1978 150,000 11.94%
1977 134,000 11.67%
1976 120,000 12.15%
1975 107,000 12.63%
1974 95,000 11.76%
1973 85,000 10.39%
1972 77,000 5.48%
1971 73,000 4.29%
1970 70,000 4.48%
1969 67,000 4.69%
1968 64,000 4.92%
1967 61,000 3.39%
1966 59,000 5.36%
1965 56,000 3.70%
1964 54,000 5.88%
1963 51,000 4.08%
1962 49,000 4.26%
1961 47,000 4.44%
1960 45,000 2.27%
1959 44,000 2.33%
1958 43,000 0.00%
1957 43,000 2.38%
1956 42,000 2.44%
1955 41,000 2.50%
1954 40,000 2.56%
1953 39,000 2.63%
1952 38,000 2.70%
1951 37,000 2.78%
1950 36,000 0.00%