Population Age Range

 

 

Iran's population doubled between 1975 and 2000, and an increasingly large proportion of it is young.

About half its 71 million people are under 25; nearly two-thirds under 30.

Literacy among young males bears comparison with much of the world, although the figure in 2002, the date of the last World Bank international comparison, showed the proportion of young females still lagging behind.

Adult literacy rates are less encouraging.