A Re-Estimation of the Nomadic Population of the Six Northern Provinces

The 1955/6 Population Census Final Report shows that the nomadic population amounts to 18.8% of the total population of the six northern provinces. This figure underestimates the nomadic part of the population at the time of the census. Only that part of the population that was enumerated under the nomadic enumeration technique, was considered as nomadic in the final report, while other nomads who were enumerated at the time of the year when they were congregated around wells, or temporarily settled in scattered huts, or in their fields during the season escaped being classified as nomads. Through a reestimation the writer of the present article shows that the nomadic population of the six northern provinces is about 31%, as compared with the Census estimate of about 19%. Two examples of the detailed calculations are shown in an appendix. References; figures.

Title: A Re-Estimation of the Nomadic Population of the Six Northern Provinces
Author: Henin, Roushdi A.
Year: 1966
Periodical: Sudan Notes and Records
Volume: 47
Pages: 145-147
Language: English
Geographic term: Sudan
Abstract: The 1955/6 Population Census Final Report shows that the nomadic population amounts to 18.8% of the total population of the six northern provinces. This figure underestimates the nomadic part of the population at the time of the census. Only that part of the population that was enumerated under the nomadic enumeration technique, was considered as nomadic in the final report, while other nomads who were enumerated at the time of the year when they were congregated around wells, or temporarily settled in scattered huts, or in their fields during the season escaped being classified as nomads. Through a reestimation the writer of the present article shows that the nomadic population of the six northern provinces is about 31%, as compared with the Census estimate of about 19%. Two examples of the detailed calculations are shown in an appendix. References; figures.