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Table 1 Selected population and socioeconomic indicators by provinces (sorted by total % literate), Iran, 2004

From: Differential mortality in Iran

Province Populationa U/Rb TFRc Literacy rate % (15+)d Unemployment rate % (10+)e GDP per capita (Iranian Rial) (2000–2003) f
     Male Female Male Female  
Tehran 12150742 6.5 1.6 91 85 15 30 19752051
Semnan 552442 2.8 2.2 87 80 13 19 12087729
Esfahan 4237512 4.2 1.7 87 77 14 12 12753060
Yazd 923642 4 2.5 86 77 13 9 12508297
Qom 1026711 15.5 2.6 86 74 16 27 9459869
Fars 4342423 1.4 1.7 86 76 19 23 9469063
Qazvin 1096453 1.8 1.8 85 74 12 7 12751667
Bushehr 853669 1.7 2.3 84 73 19 21 21701172
Mazandaran 2850625 1.1 1.7 84 74 14 22 11743883
Gilan 2425416 1.1 1.4 84 74 15 25 9316561
Khuzestan 4173118 2.1 2.6 83 69 27 33 28214087
Khorasan 6239346 1.6 2.4 82 72 14 21 8949320
Markazi 1300107 2 1.7 82 70 14 16 16214755
East Azerbaijan 3587976 1.9 2.1 81 66 12 12 10419474
Golestan 1644254 0.9 2.3 81 67 16 21 8190491
kerman 2322886 1.3 2.4 81 73 22 39 10831166
Hamedan 1720658 1.3 1.9 80 66 16 24 8602788
Ilam 503658 1.3 2 80 68 29 37 11020026
Char Mahal & Bakhtiari 870216 1.1 2.2 80 65 19 20 7167414
Kohgilooye & Boyer-Ahmad 618794 0.8 2.3 79 64 21 44 56820967
Kermanshah 1904289 2.1 1.8 79 64 19 22 6737277
Zanjan 989166 1.2 2 78 64 10 10 8252266
Ardebil 1312200 1.1 2 78 58 18 18 7742049
Lorestan 1640896 1.5 1.9 78 65 21 22 7026604
West Azerbaijan 2838014 2.6 2.7 77 58 13 12 6853321
Hormorzgan 1263382 0.8 2.7 77 64 27 50 12699599
Kordistan 1454881 1 1.9 75 54 18 15 5987269
Sistan & Baluchistan 2164233 0.9 4.1 65 46 27 53 4874351
Total country 67007709 1.9 2 82 69 17 24 13681914
  1. a Population in 2004
  2. b Ratio of population in urban areas to rural areas
  3. c Total fertility rate in 2000 based on the DHS 2000 [23]
  4. d Literacy rate for age 15 and above according to the Statistical Centre of Iran (SCI) [25]
  5. e Unemployment rate for age 10 and above according to DHS 2000 [23]
  6. f Average Gross Domestic Product (Iranian Rial) (2000–2003) [27]