Iran at a Glance

This section features key socio-economic indicators of the Islamic Republic of Iran at a glance. The sources of the data are the 2011 and 2006 countrywide census and also the 2012 statistical yearbook. The Iranian Census has been taken in 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2006 and 2011.

Population

Population 1390 Census (2011)
Population, total (millions) 75.14
Population growth (annual %) 1.29
Population density (per sq. km.) 46
Urban population (% of total population) 71.4
Population under age 15 (% of total population) 23.37
Population aged 15-65 (% of total population) 70.85
Population aged 65 and older (% of total population) 5.72
Population below age 35 (% of total population) 64.18
Number of Afghans officially living in Iran 1,452.513
Surface area (sq. km thousands) 1,648,195

Education

Education 1390 Census (2011)
Literacy Rate (% of 6 and older) 84.7
Literacy Rate, male (% of 6 and older) 88.3
Literacy Rate, female (% of 6 and older) 81
Literacy Rate, urban areas (% of 6 and older) 88.5
Literacy Rate, urban areas, male (% of 6 and older) 91.4
Literacy Rate, urban areas, female (% of 6 and older) 85.6
Literacy Rate, rural areas (% of 6 and older) 75.1
Literacy Rate, rural areas, male (% of 6 and older) 80.6
Literacy Rate, rural areas, female (% of 6 and older) 69.4
Youth Literacy Rate, (% aged 15-24) 96.3
Youth Literacy Rate, male (% aged 15-24) 96.5
Youth Literacy Rate, female (% aged 15-24) 96
Number of Students 13,226,473
Number of University Students (not incl. Azad University) 2,853,499
Number of University Students, male (not incl. Azad University) 1,326,929
Number of University Students, female (not incl. Azad University) 1,526,570
Number of Azad University Students 1,582,381
Number of Azad University Students, male 972,929
Number of Azad University Students, female 609,452
Literate Population (1000) 57,362

Economy

Economy 1390 (2011)
Gross Domestic Product (bln rials, current prices) 6225660
Gross National Income (bln rials, current prices) 6192529
Exports (bln rials, current prices) 1615709
Import (bln rials, current prices) 984430
Contribution to GDP by Major Economic Sectors:
Agriculture, Hunting and Forestry 7.75%
Mining and Quarrying 16.71%
Manufacturing 14.22%
Wholesale and Retail trade 13.18%
Construction 5.13%
Real Estate 11.36%
Transport, storage and communications 6.98%
Education 3.39%
Government Revenues (bln rials) 609989.5
Tax Revenues (bln rials) 404441.9
Taxes as % of total government revenue 66.30%
Government Expenditures (bln rials) 897920.6
Employees compensation (bln rials) 278955
Employee compensation as % of total government expenditure 31%
Subsidies (bln rials) 167950.1
Subsidies as % of total government expenditure 18.70%
Source: Statistical Yearbook 1391

Energy and Environment

Energy & Environment   1388 (2009)
Capacity of Crude oil production (min barrels) 1601
Refining capacity of local refineries (min barrels) 520
Export of crude oil (min barrels) 750
Export of oil products (min liter/day) 17
Import of gasoline (min liter) 7665
Source: Statistical Yearbook 1391

Health

Health   1391 (2012 )
Persons insured by social security organization 37,547,508
Number of physicians employed by the ministry of health and medical education 34,219
Number of operating medical establishments 850
Number of beds of operating medical establishments 131,140
Number of health and treatment centers 11,197
Number of health homes operating in rural areas 17,714
Number of medical diagnosis laboratories 5,207
Number of pharmacies 9,501

Labor and Social Affairs

Labor & Social Affairs 1391 (2012)
Economic participation rate age 10 and above (%) 37.4
Unemployment rate age 10 and above (%) 12.1
Unemployment rate for age group 15-24 26.8
Unemployment rate for age group 15-29 24.4
Employed population age 10 and above in private sector (%) 82.6
Employed population age 10 and above in public sector (%) 16.9
Employed population age 10 and above in agriculture (%) 19.1
Employed population age 10 and above in manufacturing (%) 16.4
Employed population age 10 and above in construction (%) 15.4
Employed population age 10 and above in whole sale and retail trade (%) 14.4
Employed population age 10 and above in education 5.9
Employed population age 10 and above in health and social work (%) 2.7

Development

Development  1385 Census (2006)
Personal computers per 1000 households in 2002 69.3
Telephones in use (1000) 22,627
Cell phones subscribers (1000) 15,385
Life expectancy at birth in 2001 69
Percent of births attended by health personnel in midwifery in 2000 89.6
Percent of deliveries in health institutions in 2002 89.5
Percent of households headed by a female single parent in 2001 4.2
Percent of female parliamentarians in 2002 4.4
Proportion of urban population with sustainable access to improved water source in 2002 98.8
Proportion of rural population with sustainable access to improved water source in 2002 87.4
Total fertility rate in 2001 2.5

 Provinces of Iran at a Glance

Province Population Population Growth Rate % Unemployment Rate % Economic Participation Rate% Literacy Rate % Internet Penetration Rate %
Iran (total) 75,149,669 1.29 10.6 37.2 84.75 17.5
East Azerbaijan 3,724,620 0.66 7.8 41.4 82.08 15.7
West Azerbaijan 3,080,576 1.4 9.9 39.3 78.84 11.4
Ardabil 1,248,488 0.33 11.3 42.8 80.77 13.6
Esfahan 4,879,312 1.37 12.4 40.2 87.77 22.5
Alborz 2,412,513 3.04 11.7 36 90.23 22.1
Ilam 557,599 0.43 11.1 35.8 82.35 16.4
Bushehr 1,032,949 3.11 9 36.8 83.64 19.8
Tehran 12,183,391 1.44 8.3 36.4 90.46 26
Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari 895,263 0.86 15 37.1 82.54 14.2
South Khorasan 662,534 0.81 7.6 35.5 82.48 16.1
Razavi Khorasan 5,994,402 1.4 10.8 38.2 86.3 15.1
North Khorasan 867,727 1.35 14.2 39.7 80.26 12.9
Khuzestan 4,531,720 1.17 9.9 35.3 83.55 14.8
Zanjan 1,015,734 1.04 9.8 38.1 82.35 17
Semnan 631,218 1.37 11.3 40.3 88.4 24
Sistan and Baluchestan 2,534,327 1.05 10.9 29 71.56 6.6
Fars 4,596,658 1.17 12.4 36.6 86.32 17.4
Qazvin 1,201,565 1 11.9 40.8 84.08 17
Qom 1,151,672 1.93 9.2 33.6 86.58 20.5
Kurdistan 1,493,645 0.73 11.6 40 77.97 12.3
Kerman 2,938,988 2.07 6.9 33.5 82.2 14
Kermanshah 1,945,227 0.69 15.7 38 81.72 13
Kohgiluyeh and Buyer Ahmad 658,629 0.76 14.8 30.2 81.91 14.5
Golestan 1,777,014 1.9 12.4 35.7 83 13.6
Gilan 2,480,874 0.62 13.2 39.4 84.29 14.9
Lorestan 1,754,243 0.44 14.9 34.1 80.44 12.7
Mazandaran 3,073,943 1.02 12.7 39.1 85.7 16.6
Markazi 1,413,959 0.91 7 35.7 83.84 17.1
Hormozgan 1,578,183 2.37 10.3 34.9 83.67 13.9
Hamadan 1,758,268 0.64 7.7 38.2 82.57 13.5
Yazd 1,074,428 1.63 7.8 36.5 87.78 21.2
Sources: 
Statistical Cnetre of Iran Census 1390 Census 1390 Labor Force Report (1393) Labor Force Report (1393) Census 1390 Census 1390
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