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1 million people born in Jordan every five years — HPC

close up view of a medical doctor examining  new born
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AMMAN — The Higher Population Council’s Secretary General Issa Al-Masarweh said that Jordan’s population witnessed 2.5 million births during the past 12 years, averaging 1 million births every five years, according to a local media outlet. اضافة اعلان

Masarweh said the increase in the number of non-Jordanian residents in the Kingdom is the main reason the rates of birth increased; non-Jordanians constitute 13 percent of the population, and 70 percent of births among non-Jordanians are Syrians’, at about 25,000 births annually.

Masarweh also pointed out that not all births were registered, especially among non-Jordanians, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which raised the death rates. He said that six out of 1,000 people die each year.

He also explained that the death rates are higher among males: 140 males to 100 females, due to the fact that “males live shorter than females for biological reasons”.


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