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Iran


    • Population:
      64,625,455 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        45% (female 14,113,933; male 14,995,015)

        15-64 years:
        51% (female 16,237,810; male 16,803,943)

        65 years and over:
        4% (female 1,197,869; male 1,276,885) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      2.29% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      34.85 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      6.85 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      -5.11 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      54.6 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        66.97 years

        male:
        65.77 years

        female:
        68.22 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      4.93 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Iranian(s)

        adjective:
        Iranian

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Persian 51%, Azerbaijani 24%, Gilaki and Mazandarani 8%, Kurd 7%, Arab 3%, Lur 2%, Baloch 2%, Turkmen 2%, other 1%

    • Religions:
      Shi'a Muslim 95%, Sunni Muslim 4%, Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i 1%

    • Languages:
      Persian and Persian dialects 58%, Turkic and Turkic dialects 26%, Kurdish 9%, Luri 2%, Baloch 1%, Arabic 1%, Turkish 1%, other 2%

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1991)

        total population:
        66%

        male:
        74%

        female:
        56%

    • Labor force:
      15.4 million

        by occupation:
        agriculture 33%, manufacturing 21%

        note:
        shortage of skilled labor (1988 est.)






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