By Ashraf Abdul Wahab.
Tripoli, 28 October 2013:
Libya’s population last year was 5,172,231. The figure was announced by the Bureau of Statistics . . .[restrict]and Census. The figure is based on applications for the National ID number.
According to bureau, there were 959 434 families. The number of males was put at 2,617,275 and females at 2554956.
Additionally, the families that registered reported that 831 family members were missing.
It has been claimed that over a million Libyans have fled abroad since the revolution, mainly to Egypt and Tunisia. The figure is viewed as suspect and has not been confirmed although there are have been reports in Egypt of over half a million there and 400,000 in Tunisia.