Zimbabwe

Census Results


1962-04-10
1969-04-21
1982-08-18 7,501,470
1992-08-18 10,412,548
2002-12-03 11,631,657
2012-08-17 13,061,239

General Information


Official name the Republic of Zimbabwe
Official name [native] the Republic of Zimbabwe  «English»
Capital Harare
Capital [native] Harare «English»
Region Eastern Africa
ISO code ZW
Statistical agency Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT)

Name in Chinese 津巴布韦共和国
Name in Arabic جمهورية زمبابوي
Name in Spanish la República de Zimbabwe
Name in Russian Республика Зимбабве
Name in French la République du Zimbabwe

Administrative units

codeprovincecapitalarea (sq.km.)population
1992-08-18
census
population
2002-12-03
census
population
2012-08-17
census
0BulawayoBulawayo479620,936676,650653,337
1Manicaland ProvinceMutare36,4591,537,6761,568,9301,752,698
2Mashonaland Central ProvinceBindura28,347875,318995,4271,152,520
3Mashonaland East ProvinceMarondera32,2301,033,3361,127,4131,344,955
4Mashonaland West ProvinceChinhoyi57,4411,116,9281,224,6701,501,656
5Matabeleland North ProvinceBulawayo75,025640,957704,948749,017
6Matabeleland South ProvinceGwanda54,172591,747653,054683,893
7Midlands ProvinceGweru49,1661,302,2141,463,9931,614,941
8Masvingo ProvinceMasvingo56,5661,221,8451,320,4381,485,090
9HarareHarare8721,478,8101,896,1342,123,132
 total 390,75710,412,54811,631,65713,061,239
source: Central Statistical Office, Zimbabwe.
note: Kadoma Rural is now Sanyati and Mhondoro-Ngezi

Expanded administrative units

codeprovince
district
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
1992-08-18
census
population
2002-12-03
census
population
2012-08-17
census
0BulawayoBulawayo479620,936676,650653,337
021Bulawayo Urban District  620,936676,650653,337
1Manicaland ProvinceMutare36,4591,537,6761,568,9301,752,698
101Buhera District  203,909220,060245,878
102Chimanimani District  110,836115,297134,940
103Chipinge Rural District  339,893283,792298,841
104Makoni District  242,611247,993272,340
105Mutare Rural District  336,775222,383262,124
106Mutasa District  163,812166,646168,747
107Nyanga Rural District  128,439117,279126,599
121Mutare Urban District   170,466187,621
122Rusape District   25,01430,316
123Chipinge Urban District    25,292
2Mashonaland Central ProvinceBindura28,347875,318995,4271,152,520
201Bindura Rural District  98,314108,594125,219
202Muzarabani District (ex-Centenary)  69,851107,777122,791
203Guruve District  135,637185,299124,041
204Mazowe District  198,319194,927233,450
205Mount Darwin District  164,36233,637212,725
206Rushinga District  75,332199,98874,040
207Shamva District  94,04767,187123,650
208Mbire District    82,380
221Bindura Urban District   98,01843,675
222Mvurwi District    10,549
3Mashonaland East ProvinceMarondera32,2301,033,3361,127,4131,344,955
301Chikomba District  124,745120,248120,986
302Goromonzi District  147,126154,262224,987
303Hwedza District  69,98170,67770,968
304Marondera Rural District  134,487102,830116,985
305Mudzi District  109,423128,174133,252
306Murehwa District  151,808162,167199,607
307Mutoko District  122,941132,268146,127
308Seke District  75,08076,923100,756
309Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe District  86,302104,336112,611
321Marondera District   51,84761,998
323Ruwa Local Board District   23,68156,678
4Mashonaland West ProvinceChinhoyi57,4411,116,9281,224,6701,501,656
401Chegutu Rural District  191,909181,733153,655
402Hurungwe District  246,902288,100329,197
403Mhondoro-Ngezi District  222,567159,882104,342
404Kariba Rural District  48,75634,97441,369
405Makonde District  116,899117,272153,540
406Zvimba District  230,703220,763263,020
407Sanyati District    112,897
421Chinhoyi District   55,96877,929
422Kadoma District   76,35192,469
423Chegutu District   43,42450,590
424Kariba District   23,82026,451
425Norton District    67,591
426Karoi District   22,38328,606
5Matabeleland North ProvinceBulawayo75,025640,957704,948749,017
501Binga District  87,802120,008139,092
502Bubi District  36,61447,87061,883
503Hwange Rural District  131,20061,39762,670
504Lupane District  94,46998,668100,161
505Nkayi District  113,302112,227109,135
506Tsholotsho District  111,828119,681115,119
507Umguza District  65,75274,03589,687
521Hwange District   39,54337,522
522Victoria Falls District   31,51933,748
6Matabeleland South ProvinceGwanda54,172591,747653,054683,893
601Beitbridge Rural District  80,946103,72480,083
602Bulilima District  156,64194,32090,561
603Mangwe District   78,16266,218
604Gwanda Rural District  123,791116,658115,778
605Insiza District  78,13485,622100,333
606Matobo District  89,28199,72393,940
607Umzingwane District  62,95461,48262,990
621Gwanda District   13,36320,227
622Beitbridge District    42,137
623Plumtree District    11,626
7Midlands ProvinceGweru49,1661,302,2141,463,9931,614,941
701Chirumanzu District  69,97470,43180,351
702Gokwe North District  403,136214,359240,352
703Gokwe South District   293,620305,982
704Gweru Rural District  211,54584,33391,806
705Kwekwe Rural District  249,705159,467174,727
706Mberengwa District  182,524183,399185,757
707Shurugwi Rural District  86,61771,52777,570
708Zvishavane District  98,71067,99972,513
721Gweru District   140,806157,865
722Kewkwe District   93,608100,900
723Redcliff District   32,45335,929
724Zvishavane Mine District   35,12845,230
725Gokwe Town District    24,054
726Shurugwi District   16,86321,905
8Masvingo ProvinceMasvingo56,5661,221,8451,320,4381,485,090
801Bikita District  154,429156,940162,356
802Chiredzi District  183,228208,171275,759
803Chivi District  157,277155,640166,049
804Gutu District  195,364198,536203,083
805Masvingo Rural District  238,562194,467211,215
806Mwenezi District  101,354126,238166,993
807Zaka District  191,631185,107181,301
821Masvingo District   69,49087,886
822Chiredzi Town District   25,84930,448
9HarareHarare8721,478,8101,896,1342,123,132
901Harare Rural District  20,60623,023113,599
921Harare Urban District  1,184,1691,435,7841,485,231
922Chitungwiza District  274,035323,260356,840
923Epworth District   114,067167,462
 total 390,75710,412,54811,631,65713,061,239
source: Central Statistical Office, Zimbabwe.
note: Kadoma Rural is now Sanyati and Mhondoro-Ngezi

Main cities

namepopulation
1992-08-18
census
population
2002-12-03
census
population
2012-08-17
census
Harare1,184,1691,435,7841,485,231
Bulawayo620,936676,650653,337
Chitungwiza274,035323,260356,840
Mutare131,367170,466187,621
Epworth..114,067167,462
Gweru128,037140,806157,865
Kwekwe..93,608100,900
Kadoma..76,35192,469
Masvingo..69,49087,886
Chinhoyi..55,96877,929
Marondera..51,84761,998
Norton....67,591
Chegutu....50,590
source: Central Statistical Office, Zimbabwe.