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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Census Years Out-of-Date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
Kuwait 1 1 100.0 A 1 100.0 100.0
Ireland 2 1 100.0 A 1 100.0 100.0
Canada 3 1 99.2 A 2 100.0 100.0
Australia 4 1 99.2 A 2 100.0 100.0
United Kingdom 5 2 99.2 A 2 100.0 100.0
Armenia 6 3 98.7 A 1 94.4 99.3
Oman 7 2 98.5 A 3 100.0 100.0
Japan 8 2 98.5 A 3 100.0 100.0
Qatar 9 3 98.5 A 3 100.0 100.0
United States 10 2 98.5 A 3 100.0 100.0
Singapore 11 3 98.5 A 3 100.0 99.9
Saudi Arabia 12 4 98.3 A 3 100.0 99.2
Kyrgyzstan 13 4 97.8 A 1 90.0 98.9
Korea, Rep. 14 5 97.7 A 4 100.0 100.0
Mauritius 15 1 97.1 A 1 85.6 100.0
Slovenia 16 4 97.0 A 5 100.0 100.0
New Zealand 17 6 97.0 A 5 100.0 100.0
Mongolia 18 7 96.8 A 3 92.2 99.6
Russia 19 5 95.7 A 2 82.2 100.0
Brazil 20 3 95.5 A 1 81.1 96.4
France 21 6 95.4 A 7 100.0 100.0
Hong Kong 22 8 95.4 A 7 100.0 100.0
Turkey 23 5 95.1 A 2 81.1 98.4
Thailand 24 9 95.1 A 3 83.3 99.8
Poland 25 7 95.0 A 2 78.9 100.0
Kazakhstan 26 10 95.0 A 2 78.9 99.7
China 27 11 94.5 A 3 80.0 100.0
Belarus 28 8 94.4 A 4 83.3 100.0
Argentina 29 4 94.2 A 3 78.9 99.7
Mexico 30 5 93.9 A 3 80.0 97.0
Malaysia 31 12 93.8 A 3 76.7 100.0
North Macedonia 32 9 93.6 A 2 72.2 99.8
Chile 33 6 93.4 A 6 86.7 99.4
Philippines 34 13 93.3 A 3 82.2 91.8
Turkmenistan 35 14 92.9 A 3 72.2 99.9
Ukraine 36 10 92.9 A 3 72.2 99.8
Colombia 37 7 92.8 A 5 82.2 96.8
Egypt 38 2 92.5 A 6 82.2 99.4
Azerbaijan 39 15 92.4 A 4 80.0 93.6
Italy 40 11 92.4 B 11 100.0 100.0
Tajikistan 41 16 92.1 B 3 72.2 95.8
Moldova 42 12 92.1 B 9 91.1 99.6
Vietnam 43 17 91.8 B 4 74.4 96.1
Czech Republic 44 13 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Iceland 45 14 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Belgium 46 15 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Norway 47 16 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Netherlands 48 17 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Denmark 49 18 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Malta 50 19 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Sweden 51 20 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Austria 52 21 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Germany 53 22 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Cyprus 54 23 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Greece 55 24 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Portugal 56 25 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Spain 57 26 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Luxembourg 58 27 91.6 B 12 100.0 100.0
Peru 59 8 91.5 B 6 80.0 96.4
Georgia 60 28 91.2 B 9 87.8 98.5
Indonesia 61 18 91.0 B 3 85.6 77.0
Guatemala 62 9 90.9 B 5 73.3 96.4
Bahrain 63 6 90.9 B 13 100.0 100.0
United Arab Emirates 64 7 90.9 B 13 100.0 100.0
Finland 65 29 90.9 B 13 100.0 100.0
Switzerland 66 30 90.9 B 13 100.0 100.0
Bahamas, The 67 10 90.9 B 13 100.0 100.0
Cabo Verde 68 3 90.6 B 2 65.6 91.4
Israel 69 8 90.1 B 14 100.0 100.0
Panama 70 11 90.0 B 3 61.1 96.7
Jordan 71 9 89.8 B 8 77.8 98.0
Costa Rica 72 12 89.8 B 12 91.1 99.6
Serbia 73 31 89.4 B 12 88.9 99.9
Croatia 74 32 89.0 B 12 86.7 100.0
Albania 75 33 88.9 B 12 87.8 98.4
Bulgaria 76 34 88.8 B 12 85.6 100.0
Romania 77 35 88.5 B 12 84.4 100.0
Bhutan 78 19 88.2 B 6 60.0 99.9
Lithuania 79 36 87.9 C 2 43.3 100.0
Sri Lanka 80 20 87.8 C 11 80.0 97.2
Uruguay 81 13 87.6 C 12 80.0 99.8
Ghana 82 4 87.6 C 2 71.1 70.6
Mali 83 5 87.1 C 4 60.0 86.7
Algeria 84 6 86.9 C 5 50.0 99.6
Morocco 85 7 86.6 C 9 66.7 96.9
Burkina Faso 86 8 85.9 C 5 67.8 76.9
Tunisia 87 9 85.7 C 9 58.9 99.9
South Africa 88 10 85.6 C 12 81.1 88.6
Myanmar 89 21 85.1 C 9 74.4 81.3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 90 37 85.1 C 10 60.0 99.5
India 91 22 84.8 C 12 76.7 89.1
Sierra Leone 92 11 84.8 C 8 60.0 90.4
Malawi 93 12 84.4 C 5 70.0 67.2
Cambodia 94 23 84.4 C 4 60.0 73.3
Rwanda 95 13 84.2 C 11 73.3 85.6
Bolivia 96 14 84.1 C 11 66.7 91.9
Honduras 97 15 83.9 C 10 56.7 97.0
Dominican Republic 98 16 83.8 C 13 72.2 92.2
Suriname 99 17 83.6 C 11 57.8 98.3
El Salvador 100 18 83.3 C 16 82.2 91.2
Comoros 101 14 83.0 C 6 46.7 87.3
Benin 102 15 82.7 C 10 62.2 85.6
Kenya 103 16 82.7 C 4 57.8 66.9
Madagascar 104 17 82.6 C 5 54.4 73.8
Cote d'Ivoire 105 18 82.5 C 9 71.1 71.7
Latvia 106 38 82.3 C 12 53.3 100.0
Senegal 107 19 82.2 C 10 66.7 78.7
Jamaica 108 19 82.1 C 12 54.4 98.0
Laos 109 24 81.7 C 8 62.2 73.0
Nepal 110 25 81.5 C 12 72.2 77.2
Ecuador 111 20 81.4 C 13 65.6 87.2
Guyana 112 21 81.1 C 11 45.6 98.1
Eswatini 113 20 81.1 C 6 71.1 53.5
Togo 114 21 81.0 C 13 67.8 82.9
Trinidad and Tobago 115 22 80.5 C 12 47.8 96.5
Estonia 116 39 80.4 C 11 40.0 100.0
Paraguay 117 23 79.7 C 11 65.6 71.0
Mozambique 118 22 79.6 D 6 62.2 55.0
Slovak Republic 119 40 79.6 D 12 40.0 100.0
Hungary 120 41 79.6 D 12 40.0 100.0
Botswana 121 23 79.1 D 12 50.0 87.5
Pakistan 122 26 79.1 D 6 72.2 42.2
Gabon 123 24 79.1 D 10 40.0 89.6
Gambia 124 25 79.0 D 10 70.0 59.0
Niger 125 26 79.0 D 11 68.9 63.9
Lesotho 126 27 77.9 D 7 67.8 44.5
Burundi 127 28 77.6 D 15 57.8 83.5
Namibia 128 29 77.5 D 12 51.1 78.1
Taiwan 129 27 76.7 D 3 91.3
Guinea 130 30 76.5 D 9 51.1 62.0
Nigeria 131 31 76.1 D 5 53.3 42.6
Congo, Rep. 132 32 75.6 D 16 38.9 95.9
Bangladesh 133 28 74.8 D 12 60.0 56.0
Uganda 134 33 74.6 D 9 71.1 32.2
Mauritania 135 34 74.3 D 10 61.1 44.8
Liberia 136 35 74.2 D 15 57.8 66.3
Zimbabwe 137 36 73.9 D 11 58.9 48.7
Sudan 138 37 73.7 D 15 54.4 67.3
Nicaragua 139 24 73.4 D 18 46.7 84.7
Haiti 140 25 73.2 D 20 53.3 84.8
Libya 141 38 72.8 D 17 25.6 99.0
Zambia 142 39 71.9 D 3 53.3 14.0
Brunei Darussalam 143 29 71.6 D 12 99.9
Tanzania 144 40 70.4 D 11 63.3 26.4
Guinea-Bissau 145 41 69.1 D 14 48.9 46.0
Cameroon 146 42 68.8 D 18 46.7 61.9
Uzbekistan 147 30 68.5 D 34 67.8 99.9
Angola 148 43 68.0 D 9 45.6 25.0
Chad 149 44 66.2 D 14 54.4 25.7
Papua New Guinea 150 31 64.8 D 12 52.2 13.4
Central African Republic 151 45 61.9 D 20 36.7 44.8
Ethiopia 152 46 58.7 D 16 47.8 2.7
Yemen, Rep. 153 10 58.0 D 19 27.8 30.7
Afghanistan 154 32 47.4 D 44 57.8 42.3
Congo, Dem. Rep 155 47 47.2 D 39 40.0 40.1
Lebanon 156 11 28.7 D 80 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.