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Irbid most densely populated area in Jordan — census

By JT - Aug 17,2016 - Last updated at Aug 17,2016

AMMAN — The northern Irbid Governorate is the most densely populated area in Jordan, according to the 2015 national census conducted by the Department of Statistics (DoS).

Population density in Irbid reached 1,126 individuals for each square kilometre, according to the final results of the census, which were reviewed by DoS Director General Qasem Zu’bi at a meeting on Wednesday.

In terms of the numbers of families supported by women, Mafraq came first with around 15 per cent of women in the northeastern governorate in charge of family responsibilities. Irbid came second with 13.6 per cent, according to the DoS census.

Meanwhile, the percentage of those aged four years and over enrolled in educational institutions is 33.1 per cent. 

Of Jordan’s total population of 9.5 million, the number of Jordanians is around 6.6 million, while the number of non-Jordanians who reside in the country is around 2.9 million, representing 30.6 per cent of the overall population, according to the census.

Syrians constitute 46 per cent of non-Jordanians living in the Kingdom and 13.2 per cent of the overall population.


In regard to governorates, the results showed that 4 million people, or 42 per cent of the population, live in Amman, 1.770 million in Irbid, 1.364 million in Zarqa, 549,948 in Mafraq, 491,709 in Balqa, 316,629 in Karak, 237,059 in Jerash, 189,192 in Madaba, 188,160 in Aqaba, 176,080 in Ajloun, 144,083 in Maan and 96,291 in Tafileh.

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