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The accuracy of population data varies widely across countries. In order to take account of the problems and to assess the relative accuracy of population estimates World Economics has produced a Population Data Quality Rating (PDQR). The ratings cover three factors: Census year, Statistical capacity and Registration of live births. Learn more...

Data source: World Economics Research, London


     




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Country Data Quality
Index
Grade
A-D
Census Years Out-of-Date
Satistical Capacity
Index
Registration of
Live Births
Index
Ireland 100.8 A 0 100.0 100.0
Australia 100.0 A 1 100.0 100.0
Canada 100.0 A 1 100.0 100.0
United Kingdom 100.0 A 1 100.0 100.0
Japan 99.2 A 2 100.0 100.0
Oman 99.2 A 2 100.0 100.0
United States 99.2 A 2 100.0 100.0
Saudi Arabia 99.1 A 2 100.0 99.2
Korea, Rep. 98.5 A 3 100.0 100.0
New Zealand 97.7 A 4 100.0 100.0
Slovenia 97.7 A 4 100.0 100.0
Mongolia 97.6 A 2 92.2 99.6
Russia 96.4 A 1 82.2 100.0
Brazil 96.3 A 0 81.1 96.4
France 96.2 A 6 100.0 100.0
Hong Kong 96.2 A 6 100.0 100.0
Turkey 95.9 A 1 81.1 98.4
Poland 95.8 A 1 78.9 100.0
Qatar 95.4 A 7 100.0 100.0
China 95.2 A 2 80.0 100.0
Belarus 95.1 A 3 83.3 100.0
Argentina 94.9 A 2 78.9 99.7
Mexico 94.6 A 2 80.0 97.0
Malaysia 94.6 A 2 76.7 100.0
Chile 94.1 A 5 86.7 99.4
Philippines 94.0 A 2 82.2 91.8
Turkmenistan 93.7 A 2 72.2 99.9
Ukraine 93.6 A 2 72.2 99.8
Colombia 93.5 A 4 82.2 96.8
Egypt 93.2 A 5 82.2 99.4
Azerbaijan 93.2 A 3 80.0 93.6
Italy 93.1 A 10 100.0 100.0
Moldova 92.8 A 8 91.1 99.6
Vietnam 92.6 A 3 74.4 96.1
Austria 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Belgium 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Cyprus 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Czech Republic 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Denmark 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Germany 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Greece 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Iceland 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Kuwait 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Luxembourg 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Malta 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Netherlands 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Norway 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Portugal 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Spain 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Sweden 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Peru 92.2 B 5 80.0 96.4
Georgia 91.9 B 8 87.8 98.5
Indonesia 91.7 B 2 85.6 77.0
Guatemala 91.6 B 4 73.3 96.4
Bahamas, The 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
Bahrain 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
Finland 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
Switzerland 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
United Arab Emirates 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
Singapore 91.5 B 12 100.0 99.9
Armenia 91.1 B 11 94.4 99.3
Israel 90.8 B 13 100.0 100.0
Jordan 90.5 B 7 77.8 98.0
Costa Rica 90.4 B 11 91.1 99.6
Serbia 90.1 B 11 88.9 99.9
Croatia 89.6 B 11 86.7 100.0
Albania 89.5 B 11 87.8 98.4
Bulgaria 89.4 B 11 85.6 100.0
Mauritius 89.4 B 11 85.6 100.0
Romania 89.2 B 11 84.4 100.0
Bhutan 88.9 B 5 60.0 99.9
Kyrgyzstan 88.5 B 13 90.0 98.9
Sri Lanka 88.5 B 10 80.0 97.2
Uruguay 88.3 B 11 80.0 99.8
Thailand 88.2 B 12 83.3 99.8
Mali 87.8 B 3 60.0 86.7
Algeria 87.6 B 4 50.0 99.6
Morocco 87.3 B 8 66.7 96.9
Burkina Faso 86.6 C 4 67.8 76.9
Kazakhstan 86.5 C 13 78.9 99.7
Tunisia 86.4 C 8 58.9 99.9
South Africa 86.2 C 11 81.1 88.6
Myanmar 85.8 C 8 74.4 81.3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 85.7 C 9 60.0 99.5
Sierra Leone 85.5 C 7 60.0 90.4
India 85.5 C 11 76.7 89.1
Tajikistan 85.1 C 12 72.2 95.8
Malawi 85.1 C 4 70.0 67.2
Cambodia 85.1 C 3 60.0 73.3
Rwanda 84.9 C 10 73.3 85.6
Bolivia 84.8 C 10 66.7 91.9
Honduras 84.6 C 9 56.7 97.0
Dominican Republic 84.4 C 12 72.2 92.2
Suriname 84.3 C 10 57.8 98.3
El Salvador 83.9 C 15 82.2 91.2
Comoros 83.7 C 5 46.7 87.3
Benin 83.4 C 9 62.2 85.6
Kenya 83.4 C 3 57.8 66.9
Madagascar 83.3 C 4 54.4 73.8
Cote d'Ivoire 83.2 C 8 71.1 71.7
Panama 83.1 C 12 61.1 96.7
Latvia 83.0 C 11 53.3 100.0
Cabo Verde 82.9 C 12 65.6 91.4
Senegal 82.9 C 9 66.7 78.7
Jamaica 82.8 C 11 54.4 98.0
Laos 82.4 C 7 62.2 73.0
Nepal 82.2 C 11 72.2 77.2
Ecuador 82.1 C 12 65.6 87.2
Eswatini 81.8 C 5 71.1 53.5
Guyana 81.8 C 10 45.6 98.1
Togo 81.7 C 12 67.8 82.9
Trinidad and Tobago 81.2 C 11 47.8 96.5
Estonia 81.1 C 10 40.0 100.0
Lithuania 81.0 C 11 43.3 100.0
Paraguay 80.4 C 10 65.6 71.0
Mozambique 80.4 C 5 62.2 55.0
Hungary 80.3 D 11 40.0 100.0
Slovak Republic 80.3 C 11 40.0 100.0
Ghana 79.9 D 12 71.1 70.6
Botswana 79.8 D 11 50.0 87.5
Pakistan 79.8 D 5 72.2 42.2
North Macedonia 79.8 D 20 72.2 99.8
Gabon 79.8 D 9 40.0 89.6
Gambia 79.6 D 9 70.0 59.0
Niger 79.6 D 10 68.9 63.9
Lesotho 78.6 D 6 67.8 44.5
Burundi 78.3 D 14 57.8 83.5
Namibia 78.1 D 11 51.1 78.1
Taiwan 77.5 D 2 91.3
Guinea 77.2 D 8 51.1 62.0
Nigeria 76.9 D 4 53.3 42.6
Congo, Rep. 76.2 D 15 38.9 95.9
Bangladesh 75.5 D 11 60.0 56.0
Uganda 75.3 D 8 71.1 32.2
Mauritania 75.0 D 9 61.1 44.8
Liberia 74.8 D 14 57.8 66.3
Zimbabwe 74.6 D 10 58.9 48.7
Sudan 74.3 D 14 54.4 67.3
Nicaragua 74.0 D 17 46.7 84.7
Haiti 73.8 D 19 53.3 84.8
Libya 73.4 D 16 25.6 99.0
Zambia 72.7 D 2 53.3 14.0
Brunei Darussalam 72.3 D 11 99.9
Tanzania 71.0 D 10 63.3 26.4
Guinea-Bissau 69.7 D 13 48.9 46.0
Cameroon 69.4 D 17 46.7 61.9
Uzbekistan 68.9 D 33 67.8 99.9
Angola 68.7 D 8 45.6 25.0
Chad 66.8 D 13 54.4 25.7
Papua New Guinea 65.4 D 11 52.2 13.4
Central African Republic 62.4 D 19 36.7 44.8
Ethiopia 59.3 D 15 47.8 2.7
Yemen, Rep. 58.6 D 18 27.8 30.7
Afghanistan 47.7 D 43 57.8 42.3
Congo, Dem. Rep 47.6 D 38 40.0 40.1
Lebanon 28.7 D 79 44.4 98.9


Key:
Data Quality Index numbers shown on a scale of 0-100.
         0 = Poor, 100 = Excelent.

Statistical Capacity Index numbers shown on a scale of 0-100.
         0 = Low level of resrouces, 100 = High level of resources.

Grade definitions:
         A: As good as it gets;
         B: Use with caution;
         C: Unreliable for many purposes
         D: Extremely poor quality.

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