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Iraq

Iraq People Stats

Definitions

  • Age distribution > Median age: The median age of the country's residents. This is the age most people are in the country.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-14: Percentage of total population aged 0-14.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total: Number of people aged 0-14.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 15-24.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total: Number of people aged 15-24.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 60 and older.
  • Age distribution > Total dependency ratio: Percentage of dependant persons out of total population aged 15-64. A dependant person is a person aged 0-14 and those over 65 years old.
  • Birth rate: The average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
  • Death rate: The average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
  • Ethnic groups: This entry provides a rank ordering of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population.
  • Gender > Female population: Total female population.
  • Population: Population, total refers to the total population.
  • Population > Population growth, past and future: Population growth rate (percentage).
  • Population growth: Percentage by which country's population either has increased or is estimated to increase. Countries with a decrease in population are signified by a negative percentage. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Population growth rate: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Age distribution > Median age 38.95 years 2100 162nd out of 196
Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 18.84% 2100 35th out of 196
Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total 20.03 million 2100 23th out of 196
Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent 12.91% 2100 35th out of 196
Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total 13.73 million 2100 23th out of 196
Age distribution > Population aged 60 or over > Percent 23.67% 2100 162nd out of 196
Age distribution > Total dependency ratio 58.58% 2100 154th out of 196
Birth rate 27.51 births/1,000 population 2013 46th out of 223
Death rate 4.65 deaths/1,000 population 2013 196th out of 223
Ethnic groups Arab 75%-80%, Kurdish 15%-20%, Turkoman, Assyrian, or other 5% 2013
Gender > Female population 52.81 million 2100 22nd out of 196
Population 31.86 million 2013 39th out of 251
Population > Population growth, past and future 0.37 2100 31st out of 227
Population growth 0.37% 2100 31st out of 227
Population growth rate 2.29% 2013 37th out of 231

SOURCES: United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Population Division; United Nations Population Division. Source tables

Citation

"Iraq People Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Iraq/People

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  • Iraq ranked #11 for population amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
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  • Iraq ranked third for population growth rate amongst Religious countries in 2013.