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Harare – Bulawayo in Continual Population Growth- ZIMSTAT


Bulawayo and Harare, the second and first capital’s respectively continually experienced a positive population growth among other advancements according to the 2022 Population and Housing Census Preliminary Results on Migration statistics report.


According to the country’s Migration report which was predominantly informed by the 2022 population census among other data sources, “Five provinces including Harare and Bulawayo were net gainers while the other five remaining provinces including Manicaland and Masvingo experienced net loss of migrants (-13.6% for Males and -12.5% for females) and (-15.2% for males and -14.4% for females) respectively.”


Furthermore, “Between 2012 and 2022, Harare province had the greatest number of both in-migrants (351,569) and out-migrants (317,599). In comparison with other provinces other than Harare, Manicaland province had the largest number of out-migrants (276,588).” The report highlighted.


Speaking during the report launch ZIMSTAT Director General emphasised that, “Recent Inter-Provincial Migration by Province In the last 12 months, Harare and Bulawayo provinces had greater out-migration flows than in migration flows. The other remaining provinces save for Matabeleland South, Mashonaland West And Mashonaland Central generally recorded greater in-migration flows than out-migration.”


However the report noted that “In the last 12 months, Harare and Bulawayo provinces had greater out-migration flows than in migration flows. The other remaining provinces save for Matabeleland South, Mashonaland West and Mashonaland Central generally recorded greater in-migration flows than outmigration.”


The report which noted prevalence of employment enduced migration, male dominance of migrants, lower education induced international migration is part of a series thematically specific follow up’s to the country’s census of earlier this year.

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