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Last updated on IDB: June 2010
Base Population
Item Base year Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Base Population 1986 census 1986 Census population adjusted to include the estimated populations of Afghan and Iraqi refugees, moved to midyear. 1, 2

Latest Data Used in the Estimates and Projections
Item Reference years Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Population 2006 census 2006 Census population was used to evaluate the estimates and projections. 3
Fertility 2000 survey 2000 Indirect estimates of age-specific and total fertility rates. Indirect estimate of total fertility rate based on contraceptive prevalence for Afghani refugee population using the 2006 Afghanistan Health Survey 4, 5
Mortality 2003 official estimate 2003 Official estimate of total deaths due to 2003 earthquake. 6
Migration 2008 refugee statistics 2009 Based on estimates of refugee stocks and flows. 7

Ref. No. Citations
1 Islamic Republic of Iran, Plan and Budget Organization, Statistical Centre of Iran. 1990. National census of population and housing, October 1986. Tehran.
2 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 2001. Background Paper on Refugees and Asylum Seekers from the Islamic Republic of Iran. Geneva: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Centre for Documentation and Research.
3 Statistical Centre of Iran. 1999. National Census of Population and Housing, 1996. Tehran.
4 Abbasi-Shavazi and Peter McDonald. 2005. "National and Provincial-Level Fertility Trends in Iran 1972-2000." Australian National University, Working Papers in Demography No. 94.
5 Central Statistics Office. 2006. Afghanistan Health Survey. Kabul: Ministry of Public Health, Transitional Islamic Government of Afghanistan.
6 FarsiNet, Inc. n.d. Bam: Iran's Ancient City. Accessed 11/28/05 at <>.
7 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 2009. Statistical Yearbook 2008: Trends in Displacement, Protection and Solutions. Geneva.

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