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Statistics

Population

  • The 1994 census found there to be 4.139 million people living in Jordan.  The census previous to this one was in 1979 when the population was found to be 2.125 million.

 

Marriage and Fertility

Mortality

Education

Health

Housing and Infrastructure

Household Wealth and Income

  • Average expenditures for a household in Jordan:
    • Food, beverages and tobacco:    46% of annual expenses
    • Other goods and services:           25%
    • Housing and related expenses:    15%
    • Fuel, electricity and water:           5%
    • Transportation:                            9%

 

Labor Force

Public Life

Land

  • 4 million dunums, or 4% of Jordan's land, is cultivated for agricultural purposes.
  • 71 million dunums of Jordan's land is desert.  That is nearly three-quarters of the country.
  • 760,000 dunums are forests

 

Wildlife

Many of the above facts were taken from:

Hanssen-Bauer J, J Pederson, AA Tiltines.  1998.  Jordanian Society.  Living Conditions in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Fafo report no. 253.  Oslo:  Fafo.

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