Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the Arab Region

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The Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the ESCWA Region presents data on population, fertility, mortality, marriages and divorces compiled from a number of national sources, including surveys, censuses and vital registration systems. The objective of this bulletin is to encourage countries to produce and disseminate high quality data on population and vital statistics, which is much needed for better planning. It is also meant to meet the needs of data users, especially researchers, academics and others working in the fields of population, reproductive health and development; it provides them with a thorough and comprehensive picture on population growth and its dynamics.
 
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31 Dec 2013
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123
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The Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in the ESCWA Region, issue 16, disseminates data on population, fertility, mortality, marriages and divorces from different national sources: surveys, censuses as well as from the vital registration system. This issue includes vital statistics and indicators for the years 2000 to 2012. The Bulletin has been revised where some changes have been introduced in each of its three sections. The first section presents data on population size and composition in the ESCWA region; the second section presents data on fertility and mortality; and the third section provides statistics and indicators related to marriage and divorce.
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  • Introduction
    The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) is pleased to present the sixteenth issue of the Bulletin on Population and Vital Statistics in ESCWA member countries.
  • Population
    The section provides a detailed portrait of population size and composition according to age, sex, place of residence (urban/rural) and nationality (if relevant) based on the last two censuses in each country, with the exception of Lebanon which conducted its last population census in 1932. It should be noted that almost all ESCWA member countries in the region have been undertaking a population census every ten years. Population figures from the 2000 census round were made available from 16 ESCWA member countries, and figures from the 2010 census round were made available from 10 countries.
  • Fertility and mortality
    Estimates of life expectancy at birth for recent years (2000-2012) were provided by most ESCWA member countries except Kuwait, Lebanon and Libya. The latest estimates for 2009-2012 indicate that in 2011, Bahrain had the highest life expectancy for males at 75 years, and Qatar had the highest life expectancy at birth for females at 81 years. As shown in tables 49-50, life expectancy at birth improved for both males and females in most countries between 2000 and 2012. Also, estimates of life expectancy for females are higher than males as expected, but the gender difference is lower than expected, amounting to only 1-2 years in a few countries (figure 32).
  • Marriage and divorce
    Tables 75 and 77 present total numbers of marriages and divorces in ESCWA member countries since 2000, in addition to the latest available data from household surveys and population censuses on mean age at first marriage by nationality and sex.
  • Technical notes
    The number of infant deaths (excluding foetal deaths) between birth and first birthday in the population of a given area during a calendar year (or annual average infant death rate in a given period) (D to) per 1,000 live births (B t):
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