Population and Demography

Women in Power - Government - How Does The Picture Compare To The National One?

The newly assembled cabinet of The Gambia composes of 14 males and 4 females including the vice president and minister for women’s affairs. These 4 female members of the cabinet translate to a 22.22% share of the current cabinet, for females.

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  • Author: Lamin L. Dibba, Principal Statistician
  • Published: September 27, 2017 11:42 am

Teenage Fertility On The Decline

Teenage fertility had been decreasing over the past 20 years. The Age-Specific Fertility Rate (ASFR) 20 years before the DHS was conducted stood at 146 and 5 years down the line, it further reduced to 115.

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  • Author: Lamin L. Dibba, Principal Statistician
  • Published: September 27, 2017 11:58 am

Poverty Still A Major Challenge Despite All The Numerous Policies And Interventions To Reduce It

Measuring the poverty status of the population goes beyond quantifying how much money the population has to their disposal.

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  • Author: Lamin L. Dibba, Principal Statistician
  • Published: September 27, 2017 1:04 pm

Economic Activity - A Driving Force To Development

The number of people that a country has that are engaged in some form of economic activity defines how much labour is available to produce income. There are various activities that someone can engage in such that his or her economic situation changes.

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  • Author: Lamin L. Dibba, Principal Statistician
  • Published: September 27, 2017 1:36 pm

Population Distribution - 5 Observations

The Local Government Area (LGA) distribution shows that nearly forty percent (38.0 percent) of the population lives in Brikama with Banjul accounting for the lowest proportion of the population (1.6 percent)

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  • Author: Lamin L. Dibba, Principal Statistician
  • Published: September 27, 2017 5:36 pm

Mean Household Size

The Census 2013 showed that the average household size was 8.3 while it is 6.9 in the 2015/16 Integrated Household Survey (IHS).

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  • Published: October 2, 2017 4:55 pm

Poverty in the Gambia,

the number of people living in poverty in The Gambia increased by 0.15 million between 2010 and 2015/16 as a result of rapid population growth and poor economic performance (3 percent GDP growth rate).

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  • Author: Sanna Manjang, Senior Statistician
  • Published: November 16, 2017 12:00 am

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