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Source Information

Gaza Strip


Last updated on IDB: August 2016
Base Population
Item Base year Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Base Population 1997 census 1997 Census population adjusted under age 10 to be consistent with estimated fertility, mortality, with total further adjusted to official estimate of total population, smoothed, and moved to midyear. 1

Latest Data Used in the Estimates and Projections
Item Reference years Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Population 2007 census 2007 Census population used to evaluate the estimates and projections. 2
Fertility 2012-2014 survey 2014 Adjusted direct estimate of total fertility rate. 3
Mortality 2010-2014 survey 2014 Official estimate of infant mortality from survey. Excess deaths due to military incursions modeled in 2008 and 2014. 3, 4
Migration 2007 census 2007 Based on the difference between estimated annual population change and natural growth (births minus deaths). 2

References
Ref. No. Citations
1 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. 1998. Population, Housing, and Establishment Census 1997. Ramallah.
2 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008. Population, Housing, and Establishment Census 2007. Ramallah.
3 Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. 2015. Palestinian Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014, Final Report, Ramallah, Palestine.
4 gazadeathtoll.org. 2014. Death Toll from the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict, aka Operation Protective Edge. <http://gazadeathtoll.org/>.

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