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6% of Population Above 65

The national population and housing census, conducted by the Statistical Center of Iran, shows 6.1% of the population is over 65 years old.

According to the March 2016-17 report, published Wednesday on the website of SCI, 6.1% of Iran’s 79,926,270 population, or just under 4.8 million, are aged 65 and above.

Iran’s population has quadrupled since 1956, the report notes.

The population comprises of 40,498,442 men and 39,427, 828 women.  The sex ratio, the ratio of males to females, is 103. In other words, for each 100 female, there are 103 males in the country.

The 0-14 age group makes up 24% of the population, while 15-64 accounts for 69.9% and the 65+ age bracket makes up 6.1%.

Tehran Province, with 13,267,637 inhabitants, has the highest population while Ilam Province, with 580,158 people, is the lower end.

According to the census, there are 24,196, 35 households in the country, and the average household size is 3.3.

Iran’s population accounts for 1.08% of the world’s total.

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