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  Summary of Population Movements in Jamaica: Censuses 1911–2011
CensusYear Population Intercensal Increase
Total Increase Average Annual Increase Annual (%) Rate of Growth
1911 831,383      
1921 858,118 26,735 2,658 0.31
1943 1,237,063 378,945 17,341 1.67
1960 1,609,814 372,751 21,610 1.56
1970 1,848,512 238,698 23,870 1.39
1982 2,190,357 341,845 28,082 1.4
1991 2,380,666 190,309 21,646 0.95
2001 2,607,632 226,966 21,761 0.87
2011 2,697,983 90,351 9,511 0.36
Source: Statistical Institute of Jamaica. Population and Housing Census 2011 General Report, Volume I
Exponential growth rates using exact intervals between census dates (1911-21 = 10.060 yrs,  1921-43 = 21.852 yrs, 1943-60 = 17.249 yrs, 1960-1970 = 10.00 yrs, 1970-82 = 12.173 yrs, 1982-91 = 8.792 yrs, 1991-2001 = 10.430 yrs, 2001-2011 = 9.5 years)
 
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