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Source Information


Last updated on IDB: August 2016
Base Population
Item Base year Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Base Population 1980 census 1984 1984 census of Ethiopia, subnational area comprising present-day Eritrea, adjusted to be consistent with estimated fertility and mortality, moved to midyear, and controlled to official estimates of present-day Eritrea for 1980. 1, 2

Latest Data Used in the Estimates and Projections
Item Reference years Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Population 1984 census 1984 Same as base population. 1, 2
Fertility 2000-2010 survey 2010 Interpolation of direct estimates of age-specific fertility rates from survey for 0-4 and 5-9 years before the survey. 3
Mortality 2007 survey 2010 Direct estimates of infant and child mortality, by sex, and Coale-Demeny North model life tables. 3
Migration 2015 refugee statistics 2015 Based on the change in refugee stock estimates between two consecutive years. 4

Ref. No. Citations
1 Ethiopia Office of the Population and Housing Census Commission. 1987. Population and Housing Census of Ethiopia, 1984. Addis Ababa.
2 Ethiopia Central Statistical Office. Various years. Ethiopia Statistical Abstract. Addis Ababa.
3 National Statistics Office (NSO) and FAFO Institute for Applied International Studies (FAFO AIS). 2013. Eritrea Population and Health Survey 2010. Asmara, Eritrea: NSO and FAFO AIS.
4 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 2015. Mid-Year Trends, June 2015. Geneva.

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