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Last updated on IDB: August 2017
Base Population
Item Base year Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Base Population 1994 census 1994 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 2015 census 2015 Census population data by sex and 5-year age groups used to evaluate the estimates and projections. 2
Fertility 2010-2012 survey 2012 Direct estimates of age-specific fertility rates. 3
Mortality 2002-2012 survey 2012 Direct estimates of infant and child mortality, by sex, for the 10 years prior to the survey and Coale-Demeny West model life tables. 3
Migration 2004-2015 refugee statistics 2004-2015 Based on the difference between intercensal change and natural growth (births minus deaths) and migration statistics from major destination countries. 1, 2, 4

Ref. No. Citations
1 Department of Statistics. 1996. Accompanying Survey of Population and Housing Census 1994. Volume 1. Amman: Department of Statistics - Data Bank.
2 Department of Statistics, Jordan. 2016. Table 3.4: Distribution of Population by Population Category, Sex, Nationality, Age Groups, Urban/ Rural and Governorate. Accessed on 3/14/17 at http://www.dos.gov.jo/dos_home_a/main/population/census2015/Persons/Persons_3.4.pdf.
3 Department of Statistics and Macro International Inc. 2013. Jordan Population and Family Health Survey 2012. Calverton, Maryland: Department of Statistics and Macro International Inc.
4 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). 2013. "Global Appeal 2014-15." <http://www.unhcr.org/528a0a2c13.html>.

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