- Published on 09 November 2016
The actual GR for New Cities was calculated as the difference between the 2006 Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) census and an assumed base population at 10% of the target, divided by the number of years between the census and the NUCA decree establishing the New City with a five year grace period.
Actual GR = (2006 pop. – Base pop.) / (2006 – decree year – 5)
Target GRs for New Cities were calculated as the difference between the target population and an assumed based population that was 10% of the target, divided by the number of years the city was supposed to reach its target.
Target GR = (Target pop. – Base pop.) / years to target
* NUCA Decrees: Official Gazette
** 2006 Census: CAPMAS. (2008). 2006 General Census for Population and Living Conditions, Final Results. CAPMAS
*** Target population (year 2017) & Years to target: Rageh, A. Z. (2008). Al-Umran Almasri.
|New City||NUCA Decree*||Estimated Base Population||Actual (2006)||Target|
|Population**||Years from inception||Actual Growth Rate||Population***||Years to target***||Target Growth Rate|
|Total||780,448||Avg. 5.8||8,502,000||Avg. 94.7|
|15th of May||1978||12,500||90,324||23||27.1||250,000||20||95.0|
|6th of October||1979||60,000||157,135||22||7.4||1,500,000||25||96.0|
|New Beni Sueif||1986||21,000||17,638||15||0.0||420,000||20||95.0|