Iran Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Iran population 2017

During 2017 Iran population is projected to increased by 1 020 774 people and reach 81 650 656 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 1 083 666. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 62 891 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Iran to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Iran population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Iran will be increased by 2 797 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Iran 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Iran was estimated to be 80 629 882 people. This is an increase of 1.27 % (1 008 013 people) compared to population of 79 621 869 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 1 070 118. Due to external migration, the population declined by 62 105. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.029 (1 029 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Iran population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Iran population density

Iran population density is 48.9 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Iran divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Iran. The total area of Iran is 1 648 195 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Iran age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Iran had the following population age distribution:

24.1 70.9 5

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Iran population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "Iran age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Iran is 41 %.

The value of 41 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Iran must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Iran is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Iran is 33.9 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Iran is 7.1 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Iran age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Iran is 70.1 years.
This is below the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 68.6 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 71.6 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 53 215 088 persons or 86.9% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Iran are able to read and write. Accordingly about 8 019 277 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 91.19% (28 251 045 persons). 2 729 375 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 82.52% (24 964 043 persons). 5 289 902 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 98.53% and 98.17% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 98.36%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Iran population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Iran historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Iran population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195117 317 921N/A %
195217 724 9672.35 %
195318 151 1262.40 %
195418 595 7512.45 %
195519 058 3022.49 %
195619 538 3492.52 %
195720 035 5702.54 %
195820 549 7512.57 %
195921 080 7932.58 %
196021 628 7152.60 %
196122 193 6632.61 %
196222 775 9232.62 %
196323 375 9302.63 %
196423 994 2572.65 %
196524 631 5982.66 %
196625 289 8832.67 %
196725 971 3832.69 %
196826 675 5302.71 %
196927 399 0922.71 %
197028 139 6252.70 %
197128 897 5712.69 %
197229 677 4882.70 %
197330 488 7052.73 %
197431 344 2312.81 %
197532 257 7262.91 %
197633 234 8933.03 %
197734 276 7313.13 %
197835 395 9103.27 %
197936 617 1803.45 %
198037 962 4973.67 %
198139 438 6503.89 %
198241 035 7254.05 %
198342 736 4404.14 %
198444 519 7634.17 %
198546 359 9064.13 %
198648 248 1854.07 %
198750 178 8504.00 %
198852 094 0313.82 %
198953 885 5893.44 %
199055 452 2182.91 %
199156 728 6182.30 %
199257 709 0691.73 %
199358 470 9791.32 %
199459 156 5751.17 %
199559 909 9621.27 %
199660 812 6321.51 %
199761 866 3591.73 %
199863 021 0761.87 %
199964 198 2141.87 %
200065 315 2121.74 %
200166 331 3991.56 %
200267 254 7071.39 %
200368 109 3761.27 %
200468 922 0141.19 %
200569 722 0341.16 %
200670 522 6401.15 %
200771 322 0121.13 %
200872 125 7761.13 %
200972 950 8381.14 %
201073 812 1781.18 %
201174 718 8481.23 %
201275 670 6491.27 %
201376 654 7101.30 %
201477 648 0451.30 %
201578 626 4581.26 %
201679 621 8691.27 %
201780 629 8821.27 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.