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Iraq's Population Exceeds 42 Million


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Iraq's Population Exceeds 42 Million


5th January 2023 in Iraq Industry & Trade News - By John Lee.

Iraq's Ministry of Planning has announced new population data for Iraq.

According to its Central Statistical Organization (CSO), Iraq's total estimated population of Iraq is now 42,248,883 -- an increase of 2.5 percent on the previous year.

  • Males account for 50.5 percent, females 49.5 percent;
  • Births during the past year were 1,310,894;
  • Deaths were 236,469;
  • 40.5 percent are under the age of 15 years;
  • The percentage of those of working age (15-64 years) is 56.5 percent;
  • The percentage aged 65 years and over fell to a low of 3.1 percent;
  • Life expectancy at birth is 74.5 years -- 72.5 years for males and 76.6 years for females;
  • 69.9 percent live in urban areas, 30.1 percent in rural areas;
  • 9 million people -- 21.3 percent of the total -- live in Baghdad governorate.

(Source: Ministry of Planning)

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