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Asia & Pacific
** Population - Family - Households ** 
 

  1. Number of women for 100 men(1995) 
    • East Asia: 97 women for 100 men
    • South-East Asia: 99 women for 100 men
    • South Asia: 95 women for 100 men
    • Central Asia: 104 women for 100 men
    • Western Asia: 92 women for 100 men
    • World: 98,6 women for 100 men
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  2. Percentage of girls and boys of less than 15 years old (1995) 
    • East Asia: 26% of girls for 27% of boys
    • South-East Asia: 35% of girls for 37% of boys
    • South Asia: 40% of girls for 40% of boys
    • Central Asia: 38% of girls for 40% of boys
    • Western Asia: 38% of girls for 36% of boys
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  3. Average size of households (1970 & 1990) 
    • East Asia: 5,2 individuals in 1970 - 3,8 individuals in 1990
    • South-East Asia: 5,5 individuals in 1970 - 4,9 individuals in 1990
    • South Asia: 5,5 individuals in 1970 - 5,7 individuals in 1990
    • Central Asia: 4,9 individuals in 1990
    • Western Asia: 5,6 individuals in 1970 - 5,6 individuals in 1990
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  4. Percentage of households with a woman as the head of the family (1990) 
    • East Asia: 21 %
    • South-East Asia: 18 %
    • South Asia: 13 %
    • Western Asia: 12 %
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  5. Fertility Rate of 15-19 years old women (1990-95) 
    • East Asia: 20 births for 1000 women
    • South-East Asia: 38 births for 1000 women
    • South Asia: 70 births for 1000 women
    • Western Asia: 70 births for 1000 women
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  6. Percentage of 20-49 years old women who had a child before 20 years old (1986/1992) 
    • Urban Areas:
      Indonesia (36%); Jordan (33%); Pakistan (35%); Sri Lanka (15%); Thailand (16%)
    • Rural Areas:
      Indonesia (52%); Jordan (35%); Pakistan (39%); Sri Lanka (23%); Thailand (30%)
      Sources: Macro International Inc., Calverton, Maryland, USA
  7. Number of women for 100 men (1995) 
    • AFGHANISTAN: 95
    • ARMENIA: 104
    • AZERBAIDJAN: 105
    • BAHRAIN: 75
    • BANGLADESH: 94
    • BHUTAN: 97
    • BRUNAI: 95
    • CAMBODIA: 108
    • CHINA: 96
    • CYPRUS: 100
    • EASTERN TIMOR: 97
    • GEORGIA: 111
    • HONG-KONG: 94
    • INDIA: 94
    • INDONESIA: 101
    • IRAN: 97
    • IRAQ: 96
    • ISRAEL: 102
    • JAPAN: 103
    • JORDAN: 95
    • KAZAKHSTAN: 106
    • KOREA (NORTH): 103
    • KOREA (SOUTH): 98
    • KUWAIT: 97
    • KYRGYZ REP.: 105
    • LAOS: 103
    • LEBANON: 105
    • MACAO: 94
    • MALAYSIA: 98
    • MALDIVES: 92
    • MONGOLIA: 98
    • MYANMAR: 101
    • NEPAL: 95
    • OMAN: 90
    • PAKISTAN: 92
    • PHILIPPINES: 97
    • QATAR: 55
    • SAUDI ARABIA: 81
    • SYRIA: 98
    • SINGAPORE: 97
    • SRI LANKA: 101
    • TAJIKISTAN: 101
    • THAILAND: 102
    • TURKEY: 96
    • TURKMENISTAN: 103
    • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 52
    • UZBEKISTAN: 102
    • VIETNAM: 103
    • YEMEN: 102
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  8. Global Fertility Rate (1970-75 & 1990-95) 
    • AFGHANISTAN: 7,1 (1970-75); 6,9 (1990-95)
    • ARMENIA: ... (1970-75); 2,6 (1990-95)
    • AZERBAIDJAN: ... (1970-75); 2,8 (1990-95)
    • BAHRAIN: 5,9 (1970-75); 3,8 (1990-95)
    • BANGLADESH: 7,0 (1970-75); 4,7 (1990-95)
    • BHUTAN: 5,9 (1970-75); 5,9 (1990-95)
    • BRUNAI: 5,4 (1970-75); 3,1 (1990-95)
    • CAMBODIA: 5,5 (1970-75); 4,5 (1990-95)
    • CHINA: 4,8 (1970-75); 2,2 (1990-95)
    • CYPRUS: 2,5 (1970-75); 2,3 (1990-95)
    • EASTERN TIMOR: 6,2 (1970-75); 4,9 (1990-95)
    • GEORGIA: ... (1970-75); 2,1 (1990-95)
    • HONG-KONG: 2,9 (1970-75); 1,4 (1990-95)
    • INDIA: 5,4 (1970-75); 3,9 (1990-95)
    • INDONESIA: 5,1 (1970-75); 3,1 (1990-95)
    • IRAN: 6,5 (1970-75); 6,0 (1990-95)
    • IRAQ: 7,1 (1970-75); 5,7 (1990-95)
    • ISRAEL: 3,8 (1970-75); 2,9 (1990-95)
    • JAPAN: 2,1 (1970-75); 1,7 (1990-95)
    • JORDAN: 7,8 (1970-75); 5,7 (1990-95)
    • KAZAKHSTAN: ... (1970-75); 2,8 (1990-95)
    • KOREA (NORTH): 5,7 (1970-75); 2,4 (1990-95)
    • KOREA (SOUTH): 4,1 (1970-75); 1,8 (1990-95)
    • KUWAIT: 6,9 (1970-75); 3,7 (1990-95)
    • KYRGYZ REP.: ... (1970-75); 3,8 (1990-95)
    • LAOS: 6,2 (1970-75); 6,7 (1990-95)
    • LEBANON: 4,9 (1970-75); 3,1 (1990-95)
    • MACAO: ... (1970-75); 1,5 (1990-95)
    • MALAYSIA: 5,2 (1970-75); 3,6 (1990-95)
    • MALDIVES: 7,0 (1970-75); 6,2 (1990-95)
    • MONGOLIA: 5,8 (1970-75); 4,6 (1990-95)
    • MYANMAR: 5,8 (1970-75); 4,2 (1990-95)
    • NEPAL: 6,5 (1970-75); 5,5 (1990-95)
    • OMAN: 7,2 (1970-75); 6,7 (1990-95)
    • PAKISTAN: 7,0 (1970-75); 6,2 (1990-95)
    • PHILIPPINES: 5,5 (1970-75); 3,9 (1990-95)
    • QATAR: 6,8 (1970-75); 4,4 (1990-95)
    • SAUDI ARABIA: 7,3 (1970-75); 6,4 (1990-95)
    • SYRIA: 7,7 (1970-75); 6,1 (1990-95)
    • SINGAPORE: 2,6 (1970-75); 1,7 (1970-75)
    • SRI LANKA: 4,0 (1970-75); 2,5 (1990-95)
    • TAJIKISTAN: ... (1970-75); 5,1 (1990-95)
    • THAILAND: 5,0 (1970-75); 2,2 (1990-95)
    • TURKEY: 5,0 (1970-75); 3,5 (1990-95)
    • TURKMENISTAN: ... (1970-75); 4,3 (1990-95)
    • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 6,4 (1970-75); 4,5 (1990-95)
    • UZBEKISTAN: ... (1970-75); 4,0 (1990-95)
    • VIETNAM: 5,8 (1970-75); 3,9 (1990-95)
    • YEMEN: 7,8 (1970-75); 7,2 (1990-95)
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  9. Births for 1000 women of 15-19 years old (1990-95) 
    • AFGHANISTAN: 153
    • ARMENIA: 64
    • AZERBAIDJAN: 28
    • BAHRAIN: 29
    • BANGLADESH: 149
    • BHUTAN: 65
    • BRUNAI: 27
    • CAMBODIA: 108
    • CHINA: 17
    • CYPRUS: 33
    • EASTERN TIMOR: 51
    • GEORGIA: 58
    • HONG-KONG: 7
    • INDIA: 57
    • INDONESIA: 43
    • IRAN: 106
    • IRAQ: 59
    • ISRAEL: 23
    • JAPAN: 4
    • JORDAN: 61
    • KAZAKHSTAN: 48
    • KOREA (NORTH): 26
    • KOREA (SOUTH): 6
    • KUWAIT: 49
    • KYRGYZ REP.: 45
    • LAOS: 51
    • LEBANON: 44
    • MACAO: ...
    • MALAYSIA: 29
    • MALDIVES: 64
    • MONGOLIA: 44
    • MYANMAR: 32
    • NEPAL: 86
    • OMAN: 111
    • PAKISTAN: 64
    • PHILIPPINES: 28
    • QATAR: 69
    • SAUDI ARABIA: 124
    • SYRIA: 112
    • SINGAPORE: 11
    • SRI LANKA: 33
    • TAJIKISTAN: 39
    • THAILAND: 20
    • TURKEY: 56
    • TURKMENISTAN: 22
    • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: 72
    • UZBEKISTAN: 42
    • VIETNAM: 5
    • YEMEN: 134
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)
  10. Abortion Authorized ? (1994) 
    • AFGHANISTAN: No
    • ARMENIA: Yes
    • AZERBAIDJAN: Yes
    • BAHRAIN: No
    • BANGLADESH: No
    • BHUTAN: No
    • BRUNAI: No
    • CAMBODIA: No
    • CHINA: Yes
    • CYPRUS: No
    • EASTERN TIMOR: No
    • GEORGIA: Yes
    • HONG-KONG: No
    • INDIA: No
    • INDONESIA: No
    • IRAN: No
    • IRAQ: No
    • ISRAEL: No
    • JAPAN: Yes
    • JORDAN: No
    • KAZAKHSTAN: Yes
    • KOREA (NORTH): Yes
    • KOREA (SOUTH): No
    • KUWAIT: No
    • KYRGYZ REP: Yes
    • LAOS: No
    • LEBANON: No
    • MACAO: No
    • MALAYSIA: No
    • MALDIVES: No
    • MONGOLIA: Yes
    • MYANMAR: No
    • NEPAL: No
    • OMAN: No
    • PAKISTAN: No
    • PHILIPPINES: No
    • QATAR: No
    • SAUDI ARABIA: No
    • SYRIA:
    • SINGAPORE: Yes
    • SRI LANKA: No
    • TAJIKISTAN: Yes
    • THAILAND: No
    • TURKEY: Yes
    • TURKMENISTAN: Yes
    • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: No
    • UZBEKISTAN: Yes
    • VIETNAM: Yes
    • YEMEN: No
      Sources: Wistat (United Nations)

The statistics used here are from the United Nations, The World' Women 1995 - Trends and Statistics (United Nations publications, Sales No. E.95XII.2
(In French, F.95. XII.2) and are quoted with permission. Further information on United Nations gender statistics may be found at the United Nations
Statistics Division's Internet home page http://www.un.org/Depts/unsd

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