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Population Data Quality - Rankings

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...


     




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Region
Rank
Data Quality
Index
Grade
A-D
Census Years Out-of-Date
Satistical Capacity
Index
Registration of
Live Births
Index
Ireland 1 1 100.8 A 0 100.0 100.0
Australia 2 1 100.0 A 1 100.0 100.0
Canada 3 1 100.0 A 1 100.0 100.0
United Kingdom 4 2 100.0 A 1 100.0 100.0
Japan 5 2 99.2 A 2 100.0 100.0
Oman 6 1 99.2 A 2 100.0 100.0
United States 7 2 99.2 A 2 100.0 100.0
Saudi Arabia 8 2 99.1 A 2 100.0 99.2
Korea, Rep. 9 3 98.5 A 3 100.0 100.0
New Zealand 10 4 97.7 A 4 100.0 100.0
Slovenia 11 3 97.7 A 4 100.0 100.0
Mongolia 12 5 97.6 A 2 92.2 99.6
Russia 13 4 96.4 A 1 82.2 100.0
Brazil 14 3 96.3 A 0 81.1 96.4
France 15 5 96.2 A 6 100.0 100.0
Hong Kong 16 6 96.2 A 6 100.0 100.0
Turkey 17 3 95.9 A 1 81.1 98.4
Poland 18 6 95.8 A 1 78.9 100.0
Qatar 19 4 95.4 A 7 100.0 100.0
China 20 7 95.2 A 2 80.0 100.0
Belarus 21 7 95.1 A 3 83.3 100.0
Argentina 22 4 94.9 A 2 78.9 99.7
Mexico 23 5 94.6 A 2 80.0 97.0
Malaysia 24 8 94.6 A 2 76.7 100.0
Chile 25 6 94.1 A 5 86.7 99.4
Philippines 26 9 94.0 A 2 82.2 91.8
Turkmenistan 27 10 93.7 A 2 72.2 99.9
Ukraine 28 8 93.6 A 2 72.2 99.8
Colombia 29 7 93.5 A 4 82.2 96.8
Egypt 30 1 93.2 A 5 82.2 99.4
Azerbaijan 31 11 93.2 A 3 80.0 93.6
Italy 32 9 93.1 A 10 100.0 100.0
Moldova 33 10 92.8 A 8 91.1 99.6
Vietnam 34 12 92.6 A 3 74.4 96.1
Austria 35 11 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Belgium 36 12 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Cyprus 37 24 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Czech Republic 38 20 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Denmark 39 13 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Germany 40 14 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Greece 41 25 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Iceland 42 15 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Kuwait 43 5 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Luxembourg 44 16 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Malta 45 23 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Netherlands 46 17 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Norway 47 18 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Portugal 48 21 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Spain 49 22 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Sweden 50 19 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Peru 51 8 92.2 B 5 80.0 96.4
Georgia 52 26 91.9 B 8 87.8 98.5
Indonesia 53 13 91.7 B 2 85.6 77.0
Guatemala 54 9 91.6 B 4 73.3 96.4
Bahamas, The 55 10 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
Bahrain 56 7 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
Finland 57 27 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
Switzerland 58 28 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
United Arab Emirates 59 6 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
Singapore 60 14 91.5 B 12 100.0 99.9
Armenia 61 29 91.1 B 11 94.4 99.3
Israel 62 8 90.8 B 13 100.0 100.0
Jordan 63 9 90.5 B 7 77.8 98.0
Costa Rica 64 11 90.4 B 11 91.1 99.6
Serbia 65 30 90.1 B 11 88.9 99.9
Croatia 66 31 89.6 B 11 86.7 100.0
Albania 67 32 89.5 B 11 87.8 98.4
Bulgaria 68 33 89.4 B 11 85.6 100.0
Mauritius 69 2 89.4 B 11 85.6 100.0
Romania 70 34 89.2 B 11 84.4 100.0
Bhutan 71 15 88.9 B 5 60.0 99.9
Kyrgyzstan 72 16 88.5 B 13 90.0 98.9
Sri Lanka 73 17 88.5 B 10 80.0 97.2
Uruguay 74 12 88.3 B 11 80.0 99.8
Thailand 75 18 88.2 B 12 83.3 99.8
Mali 76 3 87.8 B 3 60.0 86.7
Algeria 77 4 87.6 B 4 50.0 99.6
Morocco 78 5 87.3 B 8 66.7 96.9
Burkina Faso 79 6 86.6 C 4 67.8 76.9
Kazakhstan 80 19 86.5 C 13 78.9 99.7
Tunisia 81 7 86.4 C 8 58.9 99.9
South Africa 82 8 86.2 C 11 81.1 88.6
Myanmar 83 20 85.8 C 8 74.4 81.3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 84 35 85.7 C 9 60.0 99.5
Sierra Leone 85 9 85.5 C 7 60.0 90.4
India 86 21 85.5 C 11 76.7 89.1
Tajikistan 87 22 85.1 C 12 72.2 95.8
Malawi 88 10 85.1 C 4 70.0 67.2
Cambodia 89 23 85.1 C 3 60.0 73.3
Rwanda 90 11 84.9 C 10 73.3 85.6
Bolivia 91 13 84.8 C 10 66.7 91.9
Honduras 92 14 84.6 C 9 56.7 97.0
Dominican Republic 93 15 84.4 C 12 72.2 92.2
Suriname 94 16 84.3 C 10 57.8 98.3
El Salvador 95 17 83.9 C 15 82.2 91.2
Comoros 96 12 83.7 C 5 46.7 87.3
Benin 97 13 83.4 C 9 62.2 85.6
Kenya 98 14 83.4 C 3 57.8 66.9
Madagascar 99 15 83.3 C 4 54.4 73.8
Cote d'Ivoire 100 16 83.2 C 8 71.1 71.7
Panama 101 18 83.1 C 12 61.1 96.7
Latvia 102 36 83.0 C 11 53.3 100.0
Cabo Verde 103 17 82.9 C 12 65.6 91.4
Senegal 104 18 82.9 C 9 66.7 78.7
Jamaica 105 19 82.8 C 11 54.4 98.0
Laos 106 24 82.4 C 7 62.2 73.0
Nepal 107 25 82.2 C 11 72.2 77.2
Ecuador 108 20 82.1 C 12 65.6 87.2
Eswatini 109 19 81.8 C 5 71.1 53.5
Guyana 110 21 81.8 C 10 45.6 98.1
Togo 111 20 81.7 C 12 67.8 82.9
Trinidad and Tobago 112 22 81.2 C 11 47.8 96.5
Estonia 113 37 81.1 C 10 40.0 100.0
Lithuania 114 38 81.0 C 11 43.3 100.0
Paraguay 115 23 80.4 C 10 65.6 71.0
Mozambique 116 21 80.4 C 5 62.2 55.0
Hungary 117 40 80.3 D 11 40.0 100.0
Slovak Republic 118 39 80.3 C 11 40.0 100.0
Ghana 119 22 79.9 D 12 71.1 70.6
Botswana 120 23 79.8 D 11 50.0 87.5
Pakistan 121 26 79.8 D 5 72.2 42.2
North Macedonia 122 41 79.8 D 20 72.2 99.8
Gabon 123 24 79.8 D 9 40.0 89.6
Gambia 124 25 79.6 D 9 70.0 59.0
Niger 125 26 79.6 D 10 68.9 63.9
Lesotho 126 27 78.6 D 6 67.8 44.5
Burundi 127 28 78.3 D 14 57.8 83.5
Namibia 128 29 78.1 D 11 51.1 78.1
Taiwan 129 27 77.5 D 2 91.3
Guinea 130 30 77.2 D 8 51.1 62.0
Nigeria 131 31 76.9 D 4 53.3 42.6
Congo, Rep. 132 32 76.2 D 15 38.9 95.9
Bangladesh 133 28 75.5 D 11 60.0 56.0
Uganda 134 33 75.3 D 8 71.1 32.2
Mauritania 135 34 75.0 D 9 61.1 44.8
Liberia 136 35 74.8 D 14 57.8 66.3
Zimbabwe 137 36 74.6 D 10 58.9 48.7
Sudan 138 37 74.3 D 14 54.4 67.3
Nicaragua 139 24 74.0 D 17 46.7 84.7
Haiti 140 25 73.8 D 19 53.3 84.8
Libya 141 38 73.4 D 16 25.6 99.0
Zambia 142 39 72.7 D 2 53.3 14.0
Brunei Darussalam 143 29 72.3 D 11 99.9
Tanzania 144 40 71.0 D 10 63.3 26.4
Guinea-Bissau 145 41 69.7 D 13 48.9 46.0
Cameroon 146 42 69.4 D 17 46.7 61.9
Uzbekistan 147 30 68.9 D 33 67.8 99.9
Angola 148 43 68.7 D 8 45.6 25.0
Chad 149 44 66.8 D 13 54.4 25.7
Papua New Guinea 150 31 65.4 D 11 52.2 13.4
Central African Republic 151 45 62.4 D 19 36.7 44.8
Ethiopia 152 46 59.3 D 15 47.8 2.7
Yemen, Rep. 153 10 58.6 D 18 27.8 30.7
Afghanistan 154 32 47.7 D 43 57.8 42.3
Congo, Dem. Rep 155 47 47.6 D 38 40.0 40.1
Lebanon 156 11 28.7 D 79 44.4 98.9


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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.