Pakistan Mouza Census 2008


  1. In Pakistan, the farming communities are inhabiting in compact and or in scattered units called 'Mouza or Deh'. The area of each mouza / deh is properly demarcated, measured and recorded by ownership in documents of the Revenue Department. Each mouza / deh has a unique name as well as number and referred as the smallest and grossroot level revenue estate. Existence of socio-economic infrastructure in a mouza / deh has reflection on the overall development as well as on agricultural development. The realization for such data was felt strongly during seventies and opened new frontiers for the development of rural Pakistan. As a result, Agricultural Census Organization (ACO) was entrusted with the assignment of meeting the demand for rural statistics such that the development of rural areas may be planned in scientific manner.
  2. Agricultural Census Organization therefore, planned and executed the exercise of its first kind during 1971 and released the report entitled "Village Statistics 1971". This report was a by-product of a bigger exercise pertaining to the preparation of sampling frame of mouzas / dehs for settled areas required to draw sample for 1972 Census of Agriculture. The report was appreciated by the academia, researchers and policy makers based on the fact that agricultural development has sound bearing on the socio-economic development of the rural communities.
  3. Since then, it became incumbent upon ACO to carryout this exercise quinquennially on regular basis, once while up-dating sampling frame for Agricultural Census and then for Livestock Census. Subsequently, this exercise attained the status of a full fledged census with the title of Mouza Census. The coverage and scope of the census was also enlarged over the years. Till today, ACO has conducted eight such censuses and released reports each in 1971, 1979, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008.
  4. The district governments being the third but important tier of governance as well as of rural development planning caused to further increase the importance of socio-economic statistics at tehsil and district levels. Consequently, the Mouza Census has attained pivotal position over the years with the increased de-centralized development planning and execution.


  1. Updating mouzas / dehs / villages / killies lists by administrative units for drawing sample for Agricultural Census 2010.
  2. To provide aggregated statistical data on socio-economic characteristics of mouzas / dehs / villages / killies by administrative units.
  3. To collect useful information for planners, policy makers and researchers who are interested in the development of rural areas.


Except Bajour Agency, North Waziristan Agency, South Waziristan Agency, F.R Kurram, Kurram Agency and Orakzai Agency (not covered due to unfavourable circumstances) all the settled and unsettled mouzas / dehs / villages / killies of NWFP, Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan Provinces as well as of Northern Areas and Azad Jammu & Kashmir have been provided coverage in Mouza Census 2008. All the mouzas / dehs / villages / killies have been covered irrespective of the type of their status. However, the socio-economic information relating to the rural populated mouzas / dehs/ villages / killies (comprising of rural and partly urban mouzas / dehs / villages / killies) have been presented in tabular form in the report. Whereas, limited information (upto column-8 of the questionnaire i.e Form-11) have been collected for urban, forest and un-inhabited (BE-CHIRAGH) mouzas / dehs which was mainly required for updating of the lists (sampling frame) because the socio-economic information about them was considered logically redundant.





Number of kanunugo circles,patwar circles and mouzas with status


Mouzas reporting number of settlements 


Mouzas reporting major crops


Mouzas reporting sources of irrigation and water course improvement scheme


Mouzas reporting veterinary facilities


Distance of Mouzas from wholesale markets


Distance of Mouzas from retail market (Bazar) and sources of agricultural inputs supplies


Mouzas reporting credit facility by type of institution and by gender


Distance of Mouzas from commercial bank and on-line banking facility


Mouzas reporting sources of employment by gender


Mouzas reporting industries by scale


Mouzas reporting main sources of drinking water


Mouzas reporting taste and filtration facility of drinking water and toilet facility


Mouzas reporting bricked streets,bricked drains and sewerage system


Distance of Mouzas from various types of health facilities


Mouzas reporting availability of electricity for domestic use


Mouzas reporting availability of fuel for domestic use


Distance of Mouzas from the facilities of diesel/petrol pump and depot/agency as well as CNG/LPG


Distance of Mouzas from facility of metal led road and transport


Distance of Mouzas from post office


Distance of Mouzas from telecommunication facilities


Mouzas reporting mass communication facilities by type of media


Mouzas reporting construction type of the houses


Distance of Mouzas from primary,middle,high/higher secondary school,college and vocational centre for boys


Distance of Mouzas from primary,middle,high/higher secondary school,college and vocational centre for girls


Mouzas reporting regular playgrounds facility by gender and by type of sports


Mouzas reporting regular teams by gender and by type of sports


Mouzas reporting social organizations by gender


Mouzas reporing community reconciliation systems and distance of Mouzas from concerned police station/post