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National Census Preliminary Results to Be Released Today

National Census Preliminary Results to Be Released TodayNational Census Preliminary Results to Be Released Today

Preliminary findings of this year's National Population and Housing Census will be released today, Omid Ali Parsa, the head of Statistical Center of Iran, said.

The national census was carried out nationwide from September 24, 2016, in two stages of online and door-to-door registration, Mehr News Agency reported. The door-to-door phase, which was the second phase, ended on November 18.

The online registration, in which 11.1 million households—almost 37.2 million people accounting for 46.4% of the population participated, began on September 24 and ended on October 21.

The Statistical Center of Iran is the official body in charge of providing data on population, agriculture, manufacturing, trade and economy of Iran. The population and housing census used to be conducted once a decade in Iran, as stipulated by national legislation, in the years between 1956 and 2006. The first such census was completed by the Bureau of General Statistics in 1956; subsequent censuses were conducted by SCI in 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996 and 2006.

The Cabinet adopted a ratification in 2007 whereby the interval for population and housing census be reduced to five years from 10 years. The 2011 census was the seventh and the latest National Population and Housing Census of the country.

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