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Source Information


Last updated on IDB: June 2010
Base Population
Item Base year Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Base Population 1995 census 1995 Census population adjusted for estimated underenumeration 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 2005 census 2005 Census population data by age and sex used to evaluate the estimates and projections. 2
Fertility 2005 census 2005 Indirect estimate of total fertility rate. 2
Mortality 2005 census 2005 Indirect estimates of infant mortality and Coale-Demeny West model life tables. 2
Migration 2005 administrative data 2005 Based on statistics from major destination countries. 3

Ref. No. Citations
1 State Planning Committee and National Statistical Centre. 1997. Results from the Population Census 1995. Vientiane: Laos.
2 Steering Committee for Census of Population and Housing. 2006. Results from the Population and Housing Census 2005. Vientiane. <http://www.nsc.gov.la/PopulationCensus2005.htm>.
3 Chanthavysouk, Khamsavath. 2006. Labour Export: A Contribution to Lao Development. Technical Background Paper for the Third National Human Development Report Lao PDR 2006. Vientiane: National Statistics Center and UNDP. <http://www.nsc.gov.la/Products/NHDR%202006/Technical%20Background%20Papers%20in%20English/Labour_NHDR.pdf>.

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