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Population and Vital Statistics Report
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Demographic Yearbook
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Population and Vital Statistics Report
   
Data
Size
Table 1
Estimated mid-year population by major area and region, latest available data
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98 KB
Table 2
Population, latest available census and estimates, latest available data
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94 KB

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Demographic Yearbook
Source: Demographic Yearbook 2006
   
 
WORLD SUMMARY   Notes Data Size
Table 1
Population, rate of increase, birth and death rates, surface area and density for the world, major areas and regions: selected years
(Released: 4 August 2008)
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9 KB
Table 2 Estimates of population and its percentage distribution, by age and sex and sex ratio for all ages for the world, major areas and regions: 2006
(Released: 6 August 2008)
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75 KB
Table 3
Population by sex, rate of population increase, surface area and density
(Released: 4 August 2008)
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145 KB
POPULATION   Notes Data Size
Table 5 Estimates of mid-year population: 1997-2006
(Released: 23 July 2008)
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109 KB
Table 6 Urban and total population by sex: 1997-2006
(Released: 23 July 2008)
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267 KB
Table 7 Population by age, sex and urban/rural residence: latest available year, 1997-2006
(Released: 4 August 2008)
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528 KB

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Demographic Yearbook Special Topics
Source: Demographic Yearbook Special Census Topics Volume 1 - Basic population characteristics
Table 1a
Population by single years of age, sex, urban/rural residence: each census, 1985-2003
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3.2 MB
1.6 MB
Table 1b
Population by single years of age, sex, sex ratios and percentage: each census, 1985-2003
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2.5 MB
1.3 MB
Table 1c
Assessing age heaping - Whipple's index by sex and urban/rural residence: each census, 1985 - 2003
  PDF Excel
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122 KB
32 KB

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Source: Demographic Yearbook 1997 - Historical Supplement
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Data
Size
Table 1
Estimates of mid-year population and vital statistics summary: 1948-1997
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820 KB
1.1 MB
Table 2
Population by sex, residence, and intercensal rates of increase for total population, each census: 1948-1997
  PDF Excel
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117 KB
330 KB
Table 3 Population by age, sex, and urban/rural residence, each census: 1948-1997   PDF Excel
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3.7 MB
5 MB

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Social indicators
Source: Social indicators - Latest available data
   
 
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Population
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Youth and elderly populations
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Statistics and indicators on women and men
Source: Statistics and indicators on women and men - Latest available data
Table 1a
Population size
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Table 1b
Composition of the population
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United Nations Statistics Division - Demographic and Social Statistics