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Source Information


Last updated on IDB: March 2008
Base Population
Item Base year Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Base Population 1950 official estimate 1950 Stable population using 1950 levels of fertility and mortality. 1

Latest Data Used in the Estimates and Projections
Item Reference years Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Population 2005 census 2005 Census population data by age and sex used to evaluate the estimates and projections. 1
Fertility 2005 census 2005 Direct estimates of age-specific fertility rates and indirect estimates of total fertility rate. 1
Mortality 2005 census 2005 Age-specific death rates based on deaths reported in the census, indirect estimates of under-5 mortality, and South Asian model life tables. 1
Migration 1988-2005 census 2005 Based on the change in refugee stock estimates between 1988 and 2005. 1, 3

Ref. No. Citations
1 Office of the Census Commissioner. 2006. Results of Population & Housing Census of Bhutan 2005. Thimphu.
2 Ministry of Health. n.d. "Bhutan Key Health and Demographic Indicators 1984, 1994 & 2000," National Health Surveys 1984, 1994 and 2000. Bhutan: Department of Health, Research & Epidemiology Unit. Accessed 12/22/07 at <http://www.whobhutan.org/LinkFiles/Health_Information_NatHealthSurvey.pdf>.
3 United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees. 2006. Statistical Yearbook 2005: Trends in Displacement, Protection and Solutions. Geneva.

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