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World Population, 1973 (ICPSR 5032)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


This data collection contains basic demographic information for approximately 196 nations in 1973. Data are provided for the estimated number of population, births and deaths per 1,000 population in 1972, the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births, the percentage rate of natural population increase, the number of years it took for the population to double, the percentage of the population aged 15 and under, life expectancy at birth in 1972, the median age of the mother, the median birth order, and the percentage of urban population.

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. World Population, 1973 . ICPSR05032-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05032.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05032.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    birth rates, demographic characteristics, fertility, infant mortality, life cycle, life expectancy, mortality rates, nations, overpopulation, population characteristics, population distribution, population dynamics, population growth, population size, urban population, vital statistics, world population

Geographic Coverage:    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda Islands, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China (Peoples Republic), Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Gibralter, Global, Great Britain, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Soviet Union, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam (Socialist Republic), Virgin Islands of the United States, Western Samoa, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Time Period:   

  • 1973

Universe:    Approximately 196 nations in 1973.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data


Data Source:

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. WORLD POPULATION: 1973, RECENT DEMOGRAPHIC ESTIMATES FOR THE COUNTRIES AND REGIONS OF THE WORLD. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1974.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-10



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