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AFGHANISTAN: NATIONAL DATA

Information included in this profile was consolidated by subject-matter experts from NATO's Civil-Military Fusion Centre (CFC).
All data originates from credible, "open" sources such as the United Nations and Afghan government's Central Statistics Organisation.
Please click here to find and access the original source for each piece of information below.

National Capital: Kabul

POPULATION Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010
Population Number - - - - 23,993,500
     Population (<18 years of age) Number - - - - -
     Population (<5 years of age) Number - - - - -
     Population (rural) Number - - - - 18,486,200
     Population (urban) Number - - - - 5,507,300
Ethnicities (as of 2002), with percent where available Group (Percent) - - - - -
ECONOMY, RURAL DEVELOPMENT & INFRASTRUCTURE Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010
Households reporting income from: Agriculture Percent - 47 - - -
Households reporting income from: Livestock Percent - 23 - - -
Households reporting income from: Trade and Services Percent - 27 - - -
Households reporting income from: Manufacturing Percent - 5 - - -
Households reporting income from: Opium Percent - 4 - - -
Households reporting income from: Remittances Percent - 5 - - -
Unemployment rate Percent - - 7.9 - -
Underemployment rate Percent - - 48.2 - -
Sectors of employment: Agriculture Percent - - 59.1 - -
Sectors of employment: Manufacturing, contstruction, mining, quarrying Percent - - 12.5 - -
Sectors of employment: Services Percent - - 24.6 - -
Poverty rate Percent - - 35.8 - -
Per capita monthly total consumption AFN  - - 1,672 - -
Microfinance: active clients (active borrowers) Number - - - - -
Microfinance: number of loans disbursed Number - - - - -
Microfinance: average value of loan USD - - - - -
Microfinance: total value of loans disbursed USD - - - - -
Number of companies (total number of employees) Number - - - - -
Number of government employees Number - - - - 328,977
      Number of government employees (male) Number - - - - 262,305
      Number of government employees (female) Number - - - - 66,672
Wheat: Irrigated and rainfed land under cultivation Thousands of hectares - - - 2,575 -
Wheat: Average yield from irrigated and rainfed land Tonnes / Hectare - - - 1.97 -
Wheat: Total production on irrigated and rainfed land Thousands of tonnes - - - 5,064 -
Wheat: Retail market price AFN/Kg - - - - 13.5
Opium: Area under cultivation Hectare 80,000 104,000 193,000 123,000 123,000
Households with access to any type of electricity some of the year Percent - 23 - - -
     Rural households Percent - 13 - - -
     Urban households Percent - 74 - - -
Households with access to public electricity Percent - 14 - - -
     Rural households Percent - 4 - - -
     Urban households Percent - 66 - - -
Average distance to nearest drivable road Kilometres - - 3.1 - -
EDUCATION Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010
Overall net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) Percent - 37 - - -
     Female net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) Percent - 29 - - -
     Male net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) Percent - 43 - - -
Rural net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) Percent - 36 - - -
     Rural female net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) Percent - 27 - - -
     Rural male net enrolment rate (6-13 years of age) Percent - 44 - - -
Primary school age children out of school Number - - - - -
Overall literacy rate (6+ years of age) Percent - 28 - - -
     Male literacy rate (6+ years of age) Percent - 36 - - -
     Rural male literacy rate (6+ years of age) Percent - 32 - - -
     Female literacy rate (15-24 years of age) Percent - 19.6 - - -
     Male literacy rate (15-24 years of age) Percent - 39.9 - - -
Adult illiteracy rate (15+ years of age) Percent 73.1 - - - -
     Adult female illiteracy rate (15+ years of age) Percent 85.9 - - - -
     Adult male illiteracy rate (15+ years of age) Percent 56.8 - - - -
Number of illiterate women Number 5,045,344 - - - -
Vocational Education and Training (VET) - - - - - -
     Female VET students Percent - - - - -
     Male VET students Percent - - - - -
     Female VET teachers Percent - - - - -
     Male VET teachers Percent - - - - -
Government primary education - - - - - -
     Number of teachers Number - - - - 36,945
     Number of female teachers Number - - - - 4,738
     Number of students Number - - - - 4,766,807
     Number of female students Number - - - - 1,864,370
     Number of schools Number - - - - 5,157
     Number of mixed schools Number - - - - 2,786
     Number of girls schools Number - - - - 741
     Number of boys schools Number - - - - 1,630
Government middle education - - - - - -
     Number of teachers Number - - - - 44,501
     Number of female teachers Number - - - - 12,576
     Number of students Number - - - - 1,234,519
     Number of female students Number - - - - 407,489
     Number of schools Number - - - - 3,690
     Number of mixed schools Number - - - - 2,039
     Number of girls schools Number - - - - 575
     Number of boys schools Number - - - - 1,076
Government high school education - - - - - -
     Number of teachers Number - - - - 68,188
     Number of female teachers Number - - - - 27,827
     Number of students Number - - - - 416,593
     Number of female students Number - - - - 112,417
     Number of schools Number - - - - 2,474
     Number of mixed schools Number - - - - 979
     Number of girls schools Number - - - - 435
     Number of boys schools Number - - - - 1,060
Private primary education - - - - - -
     Number of teachers Number - - - 312 69
     Number of students Number - - - 4,375 1,271
     Number of schools Number - - - 16 8
Private middle education - - - - - -
     Number of teachers Number - - - 141 133
     Number of students Number - - - 2,659 8,626
     Number of schools Number - - - 27 31
Private high school education - - - - - -
     Number of teachers Number - - - 1,488 1,061
     Number of students Number - - - 29,190 27,017
     Number of schools Number - - - 116 120
HEALTH, WATER & SANITATION Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010
Annual number of births Thousand - - - 1,302 -
Births which are registered Percent 6.3 - - - -
Under fives with diarrhoea (in the last 2 weeks) (total) Percent 29.7 - - - -
Births attended by skilled birth attendant Percent - - - - -
Under-five deaths (per annum) Thousand - - - 237 -
Proportion of children under five with Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) (<5 years of age total) Percent 19 - - - -
Proportion of children under five with Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) in the last two weeks taken to health provider (<5 years of age total) Percent - - - - -
Maternal deaths per year Number - - - - -
Maternal mortality ratio Deaths per 100,000 live births - - - - -
Proportion of delivery takes place at home (own house, relatives or neighbors) Percent 87.2 - - - -
Children under five with birth registration Number - - - - -
Under-five mortality rate Number - - - 199 -
Women of child bearing age Number - - - - -
Closest health care facility (most common female response) Type of healthcare facility - - - - -
Closest health care facility (most common male response) Type of healthcare facility - - - - -
Proportion of the population using improved drinking water sources Percent - - - - -
Households using safe drinking water Percent - 31 - - -
     Rural households Percent - 26 - - -
     Urban households Percent - 64 - - -
Time required to access main source of drinking water - - - - -
     In community/Minimal time required Percent - 82 - - -
     Near community/One hour or less required Percent - 14 - - -
     Between 1 and 3 hours required Percent - 2 - - -
     Between 3 and 6 hours required Percent - 1 - -
Households with safe toilet facilities Percent - 7 - - -
     Rural households Percent - 4 - - -
     Urban households Percent - 28 - - -
Active health facilities Number - - - 1,701 -
     District hospitals Number - - - 60 -
     Comprehensive health centers Number - - - 371 -
     Basic health centers Number - - - 782 -
     Mobile clinics Number - - - 47 -
Users of family planning method Number - - 931,406 974,530 914,807
SOCIAL PROTECTION Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010
Children aged 5-15 years involved in labour Percent - - 17.9 - -
Women aged 20-24 married before age 18 Percent - - - - -
OTHER DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010
National Solidarity Programme & Community Development            
Number of Community Development Plans (CDPs) completed Number - - - -
Number of projects completed (average # of completed projects per community) Number - - - - -
Government and non-government magazines and newspapers            
Total publications Number - - - - 594
Daily publications Number - - - - 36
Weekly publications Number - - - - 249
Monthly publications Number - - - - 168
Displacement & Migration            
Migrants as proportion of provincial population (weighted average) Percent - 16 - - -
     As proportion of provincial rural population Percent - 19 - - -
     As proportion of provincial urban population Percent - 5 - - -
Rural migration within Afghanistan - - - - -
     Seasonal migrants Percent - 89 - - -
     Permanent migrants Percent - 11 - - -
Urban migration within Afghanistan - - - - -
     Seasonal migrants Percent - 89 - - -
     Permanent migrants Percent - 11 - - -
Migration to Pakistan - - - - -
     Seasonal migrants Percent - 75 - - -
     Permanent migrants Percent - 25 - - -
Migration to Iran - - - - -
     Seasonal migrants Percent - 47 - - -
     Permanent migrants Percent - 53 - - -
Migration to Europe - - - - -
     Seasonal migrants Percent - 26 - - -
     Permanent migrants Percent - 74 - - -
Repatriation of Afghan migrants Number - - - - 54,552
     from Pakistan Number - - - - 48,320
     from Iran Number - - - - 6,028
     from other countries Number - - - - 204
SECURITY Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010
Total security incidents  (Afghanistan NGO Safety Office data only) Incidents - - - - -
Coalition Fatalities Number 58 131 232 521 711
GOVERNANCE Unit 2003 2005 2007 2009 2010
Wolesi Jirga elections            
Total valid votes Number - 6,410,615 - - 3,925,007
Female turnout Percent - - - - 40.2
Complaints to EEC Number - - - - 4,038
Total candidates Number - 2,756 - - 2,427
Female candidates Number - 288 - - -
Polling stations planned Number - - - - 18,697
Polling stations closed (never opened on election day) Number - - - - 1,115
Polling stations disqualified by IEC or ECC Number - - - - 2,877
Planned polling stations closed or disqualified Percent - - - - 21.4
Corruption            
Percentage of public who believes corruption is a common occurrence in the country Percent - - - - 66.5
Percentage of public who believes corruption has become a more significant problem over the last 3 years Percent - - - - 71.4
Percentage of public who believes corruption is the biggest problem in Afghanistan Percent - - - - 13