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A Gender Review in Education, Turkey 2003 (1)

Country Profile

A girl leans on a mud wall, her forearm masking her face

A girl in Harran, Southeastern Turkey.
Photograph by Mustafa Ertekin © UNICEF Turkey 2004

Indicators

Table 1: Population
Basic Indicators Total Female Male
Population1 67,803,927 33,457,192 33,346,735
Population under 18 years2 24,472,133 11,830,105 12,642,028
Population under 5 years3 6,584,822 3,188,132 3,396,690
Urban Population4 59.2% 59.1% 59.4%
Urban Population5 64.9% 64.5% 65.3%

1 2000 Population Census Results, State Institute of Statistics (SIS) 2003.

2 2000 Population Census, Social and Economic Characteristics of Population, Turkey, Publication Number 2759, p140, SIS 2003.

3 ibidem

4 The ratio of population living in urban settlements defined as ‘urban places’ with a population in excess of 20,001 to the general population. SIS, 2003.

5 Populations of towns and townships are taken as urban places according to organisational definitions. 2000 Population Census, Social and Economic Characteristics of Population, Turkey, Publication Number 2759, pp140, 141.

Table 2: Basic Indicators
Basic Indicators Average Female Male
Income per capita6 US$2,584 n/a n/a
Life expectancy at birth7 68.5 years 70.9 years 66.2 years
Under 5 Mortality Rate8 45.5‰ 40.4‰ 50.3‰

6 SIS, 2002.

7 Population and Development Indicators National Population Projection, SIS 2002.

7 SIS, 2003.

Table 3: Development Indices
Index Number of Countries Rank
Human Development Index9 174 85
Gender-related Development Index10 146 71
Under 5 Mortality11 192 79

9 Human Development Report, 2002 (HDR), UNDP, New York, 2003.

10 ibidem

11 The State of the World’s Children, 2003, p99 UNICEF, New York, 2003.

Population and Development Indicators was established by the State Institute of Statistics in cooperation with the United Nations in order to present annual information in tabular and graphical form. Population and Development Indicators helps to evaluate and monitor programmes in the field of population and development.

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