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Afghanistan: Census

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many population censuses have been carried out in Britain's area of responsibility in Helmand province since 2005. (304352)

The last official population census carried out in Afghanistan, which included Helmand Province, was in 1970. A number of population estimates have been undertaken since then by international organisations and forces. For example in 2003 the Afghan Central Statistical Office/United Nations Population Fund conducted a Socio-Economic Demographic Profile which included a population estimate.