Iraq Demographics 2023

Iraq Demographics 2023

Iraq Population Yearly Change Global Share Global Rank
40,222,493
2.32%
0.51%
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Fertility in Iraq: Iraq Demographics

A Total Fertility Rate (TFR) of 2.1 represents the Replacement-Level Fertility: the average number of children per woman needed for each generation to exactly replace itself without needing international immigration. A value below 2.1 will cause the native population to decline

TOTAL FERTILIY RATE (TFR)
3.7

(Live Births per Woman, 2020)

Life Expectancy in Iraq: Iraq Demographics

BOTH SEXES FEMALES MALES
71.1 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes combined)
73.2 years
(life expectancy at birth, females)
69.0 years
(life expectancy at birth, males)

Infant Mortality Rate and Deaths of Children under 5 Years Old in Iraq

INFANT MORTALITY
21.1
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
DEATHS UNDER AGE 5
24.9
(per 1,000 live births)

Iraq Urban Population

Currently, 72.7 % of the population of Iraq is urban (28,562,530 people in 2019)

Population Density

The 2019 population density in Iraq is 91 people per Km2 (234 people per mi2), calculated on a total land area of 434,320 Km2 (167,692 sq. miles).

Largest Cities in Iraq

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Baghdad 7,216,000
2 Basrah 2,600,000
3 Al Mawsil al Jadidah 2,065,597
4 Al Basrah al Qadimah 2,015,483
5 Mosul 1,739,800
6 Erbil 932,800
7 Abu Ghurayb 900,000
8 As Sulaymaniyah 723,170
9 Kirkuk 601,433
10 Najaf 482,576
11 Karbala 434,450
12 Nasiriyah 400,249
13 Al ‘Amarah 323,302
14 Ad Diwaniyah 318,801
15 Al Kut 315,162
16 Al Hillah 289,709
17 Dihok 284,000
18 Ramadi 274,539

Definitions: Iraq Demographics

Population Pyramid

A Population pyramid (also called “Age-Sex Pyramid”) is a graphical representation of the age and sex of a population.

Types:

  • Expansive – pyramid with a wide base (larger percentage of people in younger age groups, indicating high birth rates and high fertility rates) and narrow top (high death rate and lower life expectancies). It suggests a growing population.
  • Constrictive – pyramid with a narrow base (lower percentage of younger people, indicating declining birth rates with each succeeding age group getting smaller than the previous one).
  • Stationary – with a somewhat equal proportion of the population in each age group. The population is stable, neither increasing nor decreasing.

Stages:

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Dependency Ratio: Iraq Demographics

There are three types of age dependency ratio: Youth, Elderly, and Total. All three ratios are commonly multiplied by 100.

Youth Dependency Ratio
Definition: population ages 0-15 divided by the population ages 16-64.
Formula: ([Population ages 0-15] ÷ [Population ages 16-64]) × 100

Elderly dependency ratio
Definition: population ages 65-plus divided by the population ages 16-64.
Formula: ([Population ages 65-plus] ÷ [Population ages 16-64]) × 100

Total dependency ratio
Definition: sum of the youth and old-age ratios.
Formula: (([Population ages 0-15] + [Population ages 65-plus]) ÷ [Population ages 16-64]) × 100

NOTE: Dependency Ratio does not take into account labor force participation rates by age group. Some portion of the population counted as “working age” may actually be unemployed or not in the labor force whereas some portion of the “dependent” population may be employed and not necessarily economically dependent.

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Sources: Iraq Demographics