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Karachi City Review

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About this Report

Karachi is one of the most populous metropolises worldwide, being home to 21 million people in 2011. Its economic potential is large, but constant violent strife among its ethnically diverse population has earned Karachi the title of the most dangerous major city in the world (according to Al Jazeera). Karachi City Review provides analysis of the city's industrial make-up, demographics and lifestyle, and forecasts the development of key indicators over the period 2020.

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Subjects covered in the reports include:

Economic structure and foreign trade:

GDP for 28 industries, including forecast growth and exports.

Population and households:

Full demographic breakdowns by age, sex, education and household.


Working population, activity and participation rates by industry, including wage per hour.

Consumer prices:

CPI inflation, food, drink, clothing, footwear, housing, leisure and transport prices and indexes.

Annual disposable income:

Disposable income breakdowns

Consumer expenditure:

On food, beverages, tobacco, clothing and footwear, housing, goods and services, transport, communications, leisure/recreation, education, hotels and catering, including totals and as % of GDP.

Air pollution concentration:

Hourly, part-daily (x3) and annual pollution breakdowns for carbon dioxide, sodium dioxide,  nitrogen dioxide and a range of fine particle sizes.


Number of hotels, occupancy rates, tourist nights, domestic and international tourist arrivals.

Transport and Automotive:

Numbers of cars, commercial vehicles, two-wheelers, national highways, accidents , public transport and air passenger traffic.

Table of Contents

Karachi Review At A Glance

Understanding Karachi Review Structure

  • Chart 1 Overview

Key Facts On Karachi

  • Summary 1 Key Facts On Karachi 2006, 2011, 2020

Karachi Highlights


Delimitation Of The Metropolitan Region

  • Chart 2 Map Of Karachi Metropolitan Area

Main Business Districts

Economy Of The City

Industrial Make-up

  • Chart 3 GDP By Economic Sector 2011
  • Chart 4 Industrial Composition Of Karachi 2011


  • Chart 5 Productivity By Economic Sector 2011



Business services

Recent Developments And Outlook

  • Chart 6 Dynamics Of Real GDP In Pakistan And Karachi 2006-2020
  • Chart 7 Dynamics Of Real GDP And Population In Karachi 2006-2020
  • Chart 8 Sources Of GDP Growth 2006-2011

Consumer Profile

City Demographics

  • Chart 9 Population By Age 2011
  • Chart 10 Drivers Of Population Growth In Karachi 2006-2011
  • Chart 11 Working Age Population (15-64): Selected Cities 2011

Household Income

  • Chart 12 Household Distribution By Income In Karachi 2011 And 2020
  • Chart 13 Household Distribution By Income In Karachi 2011

Consumer Expenditure

Structure Of Household Budget

  • Summary 2 Karachi Household Budget Structure By Consumer Expenditure Item, % of total
  • Chart 14 Comparison Of Household Expenditure in Karachi and Pakistan

City Lifestyle

The Cheapest Luxury Lifestyle Can Be Enjoyed In Karachi

Karachi - One Of Most Risky Global Spots

Cricket - Probably The Most Popular Heritage Of British India

City Affordability


  • Chart 15 Household Expenditure On Housing: Selected Cities 2011


  • Chart 16 Household Expenditure On Transport: Selected Cities 2011



  • Summary 3 GDP Development, 2006, 2011, 2016, 2020
  • Summary 4 GDP By Origin, Current Prices, PKR, Million, 2006-2011
  • Summary 5 Population And Labour Force, 2006-2011
  • Summary 6 Employed population by economic sector, % of total, 2006-2011
  • Summary 7 Population By Sex And Broad Age Groups, ‘000, 2006-2011
  • Summary 8 Population Growth, 2006-2011
  • Summary 9 Total Population, 2012-2016, 2020
  • Summary 10 Population By Educational Attainment, 2006-2011
  • Summary 11 Structure Of Consumer Expenditure By Main Category, 2006-2011
  • Summary 12 Consumer Expenditure By Main Category, Per Household, Constant (2012) Prices, PKR, 2006, 2011, 2016, 2020
  • Summary 13 Households By Income Band, % Of Total, Constant (2012) Prices 2006, 2011, 2016, 2020
  • Summary 14 Households By Income Band, ‘000, Current Prices 2006-2011
  • Summary 15 Inflation, 2006-2011
  • Summary 16 Tourism 2006-2011


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