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Samoa population grows by 5599

The Statistics Department has done their first counting of Samoa’s population for 2011 and they have come with their preliminary result. The total population of Samoa is 186,340, an increase of 5599 from the 2006 census.This is a growth rate of around three per cent.Statistics ACEO, Malaefono Taua, stressed that the figure is only the preliminary count.“The result we have got is not official; we only use the information forms that were given to the supervisors of each groups to get these results,” she said. The preliminary result is only for the number of people. It does not include their education, employment and other information.