Iran Census Data

Census data provides unparalleled insight into the lives of individuals. Iran census offerings from East View address a wide range of topics at the highest level of detail possible and offer a premier source of demographic data for academic research.

Making information available. When initially acquired, the census data is stored in a complex database structure, with attribute descriptions in Persian and English, limiting access to those with significant database management and programming experience. East View simplifies access, formatting the collection into an easy-to-use geodatabase which can be visualized using any GIS software and providing a comprehensive guide. Additionally, East View provides the original census documentation, allowing researchers to see first-hand how the data was gathered.

East View offers the following census data for Iran (see below for details):

  • 2011 Census (GIS Edition)

Iran 2011 Census

The Iran 2011 Census has 100% population coverage and over 66 million data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 6 (Abadi Level) for 379,258 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for 174 census variables
  • Original Census Documentation and Database: Delivered in native format; census questionnaires
  • Metadata: Full attribute level metadata in FGDC ISO format

Census Questions

Below is a representative sample of census questions included in the Iran 2011 Census.

Demographic: Sex / Birth data and age / Marital status

Migration: Place of birth / Duration of residence / Immigration

Social: Literacy / School attendance / Educational attainment / Field of education / Disability

Economic: Activity status / Occupation / Industry / Status in employment

Housing: Toilet / Sewage disposal / Number of occupants / Building type / Year or period of construction / Construction material of outer walls

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