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🇮🇷 Iran

Socio-economic indicators, 2015

Total population (in thousands) 79,109
Annual population growth (%) 1.2
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 18,677
Rural population (% of total population) 27
Total fertility rate (births per woman) 1.7
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 13
Life expectancy at birth (years) 75
Prevalence of HIV (% of population aged 15-49 years) 0.1
Poverty headcount ratio at 2 PPP$ a day (% of population) 0.7
GDP per capita – PPP$ 17,366
Annual GDP growth (%) 4.3
Total debt service (% of GNI) 0.1
GDP in billions – PPP$ 1,360

Education system & School-age population

Years School-age population
Pre-primary 1 1,323,348
Primary 6 7,042,284
Secondary 6 6,406,476
Tertiary* 5 6,681,476
  • Compulsory education lasts 8 years from age 6 to age 13
  • For primary to post-secondary education, the academic year begins in September and ends in June

*ISCED 5A only

Source: UIS


Out of school children