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Iran at a Glance

This section features key socio-economic indicators of the Islamic Republic of Iran at a glance. The source of the data is the 2006 countrywide census. The Iranian Census has been taken in 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2006 and 2011. Where 2006 census data were not available, the most recent statistics published by various governmental agencies or ministries are given. In order to facilitate use of this data for quantitative analysis, the information is presented in an Excel spreadsheet at the end of the page.

 

Population

Population 1385 Census (2006)
Population, total (millions)  70.5
Population growth (annual %) 1.6
Population density (per sq. km.) 43
Urban population (% of total population) 71
Population under age 15 (% of total population) 25.1
Population aged 15-65 (% of total population)

69.7

Population aged 65 and older (% of total population) 5.2
Population below age 35 (% of total population) 68
Number of Afghans officially living in Iran 1,211,171
Surface area (sq. km thousands) 1,648,195

 

Education

Education  
Adult literacy rate (% of 15 and older) 84
Adult literacy, male (% of 15 and older) in 2002 83.5
Adult literacy, female (% of 15 and older) in 2002 70.4
Youth literacy rate, (% aged 15-24) in 2002 96.3
Youth literacy rate, male (% aged 15-24) in 2002 98.3
Youth literacy rate, female (% aged 15-24) in 2002 95.3
Net primary enrollment, total (% of age group) 97.3
Net primary enrollment, male (% of age group) 97.9
Net primary enrollment, female (% of age group) 96.7
Ratio of girls to boys in primary education in 2002 97.3
Ratio of girls to boys in tertiary education in 2002 97.8
Ratio of literate females to males among 15-24 year olds in 2002 97.8
Children reaching grade 5 (% of grade 1 students) 1999 92.2
Male children reaching grade 5 (% of grade 1 students) in 1999 92.6
Female children reaching grade 5 (% of grade 1 students) in 1999 91.8
Literate population (1000) 54,082
University students, incl. Islamic Azad University 2,829,000
Ratio of female students admitted to Islamic Azad University 1384-85 (%)  55

 

Economy

Economy  
Total government revenues (bin rials) 244455.3
Taxes as % of total government revenue 73
Total government expenditures (bin rials) 377935.2
Employee compensation as % of total government expenditure 31
Subsidies as % of total government expenditure 16
Social contributions as % of total government expenditure 18.5

 

Energy and Environment

Energy & Environment  
Crude oil production (min barrels) 1561
Refining capacity of local refineries (min barrels) 492
Export of crude oil (min barrels) 888
Export of oil products (min liter/day) 42
Import of gasoline (min liter) 10038

 

Health

Health  
City car accidents 646851
Persons insured by social security organization (1000) 7513

Labor and Social Affairs

Labor & Social Affairs  
Economic participation rate age 10 and above (%)

 

40.6

Unemployment rate age 10 and above (%) 11.2
Unemployment rate for age group 15-24 23.3
Employed population age 10 and above in private sector (%) 81.1
Employed population age 10 and above in public sector (%) 18.4
Employed population age 10 and above in agriculture (%) 23
Employed population age 10 and above in manufacturing (%) 18.8
Employed population age 10 and above in construction (%) 11.4
Employed population age 10 and above in whole sale and retail trade (%) 14.4
Employed population age 10 and above in public administration (%) 6.3
Employed population age 10 and above in education 6.3
Employed population age 10 and above in health and social work (%) 2.1
Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector in 2002 11.6

 

Development

Development  
Personal computers per 1000 households in 2002  69.3
Telephones in use (1000) 22,627
Cell phones subscribers (1000) 15,385
Life expectancy at birth in 2001 69
Percent of births attended by health personnel in midwifery in 2000 89.6
Percent of deliveries in health institutions in 2002 89.5
Percent of households headed by a female single parent in 2001 4.2
Percent of female parliamentarians in 2002 4.4
Proportion of urban population with sustainable access to improved water source in 2002 98.8
Proportion of rural population with sustainable access to improved water source in 2002 87.4
Total fertility rate in 2001 2.5

 

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