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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: Cenus 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Census Years Out-of-Date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
United Kingdom 1 1 100.0 A 1 100.0 100.0
Oman 2 1 99.2 A 2 100.0 100.0
Japan 3 1 99.2 A 2 100.0 100.0
United States 4 1 99.2 A 2 100.0 100.0
Saudi Arabia 5 2 99.2 A 2 100.0 100.0
Korea, Rep. 6 2 98.5 A 3 100.0 100.0
Slovenia 7 2 97.7 A 4 100.0 100.0
New Zealand 8 3 97.7 A 4 100.0 100.0
Mongolia 9 4 97.5 A 2 92.2 99.0
Russia 10 3 96.4 A 1 82.2 100.0
Ireland 11 4 96.2 A 6 100.0 100.0
France 12 5 96.2 A 6 100.0 100.0
Canada 13 2 96.2 A 6 100.0 100.0
Australia 14 5 96.2 A 6 100.0 100.0
Hong Kong 15 6 96.2 A 6 100.0 100.0
Qatar 16 3 95.4 A 7 100.0 100.0
China 17 7 95.2 A 2 80.0 100.0
Belarus 18 6 95.1 A 3 83.3 100.0
Argentina 19 3 95.0 A 2 78.9 100.0
Malaysia 20 8 94.6 A 2 76.7 100.0
Mexico 21 4 94.2 A 2 80.0 95.0
Chile 22 5 94.1 A 5 86.7 99.0
Philippines 23 9 94.0 A 2 82.2 91.8
Ukraine 24 7 93.7 A 2 72.2 100.0
Turkmenistan 25 10 93.7 A 2 72.2 100.0
Colombia 26 6 93.5 A 4 82.2 96.8
Egypt 27 1 93.2 A 5 82.2 99.4
Azerbaijan 28 11 93.2 A 3 80.0 93.6
Italy 29 8 93.1 A 10 100.0 100.0
Moldova 30 9 92.8 A 8 91.1 100.0
Vietnam 31 12 92.6 A 3 74.4 96.0
Peru 32 7 92.5 A 5 80.0 98.0
Kuwait 33 4 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Czech Republic 34 10 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Iceland 35 11 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Belgium 36 12 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Norway 37 13 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Netherlands 38 14 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Denmark 39 15 92.3 A 11 100.0 100.0
Malta 40 16 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Sweden 41 17 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Austria 42 18 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Germany 43 19 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Cyprus 44 20 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Greece 45 21 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Portugal 46 22 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Spain 47 23 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Luxembourg 48 24 92.3 B 11 100.0 100.0
Georgia 49 25 92.2 B 8 87.8 100.0
Guatemala 50 8 91.6 B 4 73.3 96.0
Bahrain 51 5 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
United Arab Emirates 52 6 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
Finland 53 26 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
Switzerland 54 27 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
Bahamas, The 55 9 91.5 B 12 100.0 100.0
Armenia 56 28 91.1 B 11 94.4 99.3
Singapore 57 13 90.9 B 12 100.0 97.0
Israel 58 7 90.8 B 13 100.0 100.0
Indonesia 59 14 90.7 B 2 85.6 72.0
Jordan 60 8 90.5 B 7 77.8 98.0
Costa Rica 61 10 90.5 B 11 91.1 100.0
Eswatini 62 2 90.3 B 5 71.1 96.0
Serbia 63 29 90.1 B 11 88.9 100.0
Croatia 64 30 89.6 B 11 86.7 100.0
Albania 65 31 89.5 B 11 87.8 98.4
Mauritius 66 3 89.4 B 11 85.6 100.0
Bulgaria 67 32 89.4 B 11 85.6 100.0
Romania 68 33 89.2 B 11 84.4 100.0
Bhutan 69 15 88.9 B 5 60.0 100.0
Sri Lanka 70 16 88.5 B 10 80.0 97.0
Kyrgyzstan 71 17 88.4 B 13 90.0 98.0
Turkey 72 9 88.3 B 11 81.1 99.0
Uruguay 73 11 88.3 B 11 80.0 100.0
Thailand 74 18 88.2 B 12 83.3 100.0
Poland 75 34 88.1 B 11 78.9 100.0
Mali 76 4 87.8 B 3 60.0 86.7
Algeria 77 5 87.7 B 4 50.0 100.0
Morocco 78 6 87.1 B 8 66.7 96.0
Brazil 79 12 87.0 C 12 81.1 96.0
Burkina Faso 80 7 86.6 C 4 67.8 76.9
Kazakhstan 81 19 86.5 C 13 78.9 100.0
South Africa 82 8 86.3 C 11 81.1 89.0
Tunisia 83 9 86.2 C 8 58.9 99.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 84 35 85.8 C 9 60.0 100.0
Myanmar 85 20 85.8 C 8 74.4 81.3
El Salvador 86 13 85.5 C 15 82.2 99.0
Madagascar 87 10 85.2 C 4 54.4 83.0
Tajikistan 88 21 85.1 C 12 72.2 95.8
Malawi 89 11 85.1 C 4 70.0 67.2
Cambodia 90 22 85.1 C 3 60.0 73.3
Bolivia 91 14 84.8 C 10 66.7 92.0
Suriname 92 15 84.4 C 10 57.8 99.0
Honduras 93 16 83.9 C 9 56.7 93.6
Comoros 94 12 83.7 C 5 46.7 87.3
Sierra Leone 95 13 83.6 C 7 60.0 81.0
Dominican Republic 96 17 83.6 C 12 72.2 88.0
India 97 23 83.6 C 11 76.7 79.7
Benin 98 14 83.4 C 9 62.2 85.6
Kenya 99 15 83.4 C 3 57.8 66.9
Cote d'Ivoire 100 16 83.2 C 8 71.1 72.0
Latvia 101 36 83.0 C 11 53.3 100.0
Panama 102 18 83.0 C 12 61.1 96.0
Cabo Verde 103 17 82.8 C 12 65.6 91.0
Jamaica 104 19 82.8 C 11 54.4 98.0
Senegal 105 18 82.7 C 9 66.7 77.4
Laos 106 24 82.4 C 7 62.2 73.0
Gambia 107 19 82.2 C 9 70.0 72.0
Trinidad and Tobago 108 20 81.3 C 11 47.8 97.0
Estonia 109 37 81.1 C 10 40.0 100.0
Ecuador 110 21 81.0 C 12 65.6 82.0
Lithuania 111 38 81.0 C 11 43.3 100.0
Togo 112 20 80.7 C 12 67.8 78.0
Mozambique 113 21 80.4 C 5 62.2 55.0
Slovak Republic 114 39 80.3 C 11 40.0 100.0
Hungary 115 40 80.3 C 11 40.0 100.0
Guyana 116 22 80.0 C 10 45.6 89.0
Paraguay 117 23 80.0 C 10 65.6 69.0
Botswana 118 22 79.9 D 11 50.0 88.0
Ghana 119 23 79.9 D 12 71.1 70.5
North Macedonia 120 41 79.8 D 20 72.2 100.0
Pakistan 121 25 79.8 D 5 72.2 42.2
Gabon 122 24 79.8 D 9 40.0 89.6
Niger 123 25 79.6 D 10 68.9 63.9
Mauritania 124 26 79.3 D 9 61.1 66.0
Rwanda 125 27 78.9 D 10 73.3 56.0
Lesotho 126 28 78.4 D 6 67.8 43.3
Burundi 127 29 78.3 D 14 57.8 83.5
Namibia 128 30 78.1 D 11 51.1 78.0
Nepal 129 26 78.0 D 11 72.2 56.2
Nigeria 130 31 77.8 D 4 53.3 47.0
Taiwan 131 27 77.5 D 2 91.3
Guinea 132 32 77.2 D 8 51.1 62.0
Congo, Rep. 133 33 76.2 D 15 38.9 96.0
Uganda 134 34 75.3 D 8 71.1 32.2
Sudan 135 35 74.3 D 14 54.4 67.0
Nicaragua 136 24 74.0 D 17 46.7 85.0
Haiti 137 25 73.8 D 19 53.3 84.8
Libya 138 36 73.4 D 16 25.6 99.0
Zambia 139 37 72.7 D 2 53.3 14.0
Zimbabwe 140 38 72.5 D 10 58.9 38.0
Tanzania 141 39 71.0 D 10 63.3 26.4
Cameroon 142 40 70.2 D 17 46.7 66.0
Brunei Darussalam 143 28 69.4 D 11 85.6
Uzbekistan 144 29 68.9 D 33 67.8 100.0
Angola 145 41 68.7 D 8 45.6 25.0
Bangladesh 146 30 68.3 D 11 60.0 20.2
Liberia 147 42 66.5 D 14 57.8 24.6
Central African Republic 148 43 65.7 D 19 36.7 61.0
Papua New Guinea 149 31 65.4 D 11 52.2 13.4
Guinea-Bissau 150 44 65.3 D 13 48.9 24.0
Chad 151 45 64.1 D 13 54.4 12.0
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 42.0
Congo, Dem. Rep 155 47 44.5 D 38 40.0 24.6
Lebanon 156 11 28.9 D 79 44.4 100.0


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

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

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