Ethnicity and Province of Origin in Afghanistan, Afghanistan, 2005

Ethnicity and Province of Origin in Afghanistan

Provinces with more than 10,000 of any ethnic group are highlighted in the above table = 36

Provinces

In numbers, Pashtuns in Pakistan predominantly originate form Nangarhar (469,111), Kandahar (270,535), Paktya (238,915) &

Kabul (237,561). Tajiks are most common from Kabul (63,313), Nangarhar (38,302), Kunduz (22,919) and Baghlan (22,017).

Uzbeks are mostly from Kunduz (19,762), Balkh (8,507), Baghlan (7,094) and Jawzjan (6,759). Hazaras are primarily from

Ghazni (9,904), Kabul (6,275), Wardak (6,094) & Bamyan (3,025). Jawzjan (36,079), Faryab (7,292), Kunduz (94,641) & Balkh

(3,730) are the most common provinces of origin for Turkmen. The Baloch in Pakistan are mostly from Kunduz (17,463),

Hilmand (14,047), Kandahar (9,014) and Nimroz (1,632) which ‘Other’ ethnic groups come from Nangarhar (14,744), Kabul

(13,084), Kunduz (12,845) and Baghlan (12,177).

In percent, Pashtuns dominate the statistics for Khost (96%, 72,065 ind), Kunar (96%, 199,580), Paktya (95%, 238,915) and

Zabul (94%, 33,973). They are least from Panjsher (16%, 977), Badakshan (26%, 1,463) and Nuristan (28%, 1,356). Tajiks are

dominant in Panjsher (74%, 4,426), Badakshan (53%, 3,004), Kabul (19%, 63,313) and Hirat (18%, 1,014). Uzbeks are more

prevalent - in percentages - from Takhar (15%, 5,384), Balkh (14%, 8,507), Daikundi (12%, 142) and Jawzjan (10%, 6,759).

Hazaras are mostly prevalent from Bamyan (50%, 3,025), Daikundi (18%, 217), Wardak (17%, 6,094) and Uruzgan (13%, 782).

For Turkmen, Jawzjan (54%, 36,079), Faryab (21%, 7,292), Balkh (6%, 3,730) and Panjsher (3%, 188) are significant locations.

Nimroz (39%, 1,632), Hilmand (14%, 14,047), Daikundi (14%, 168) and Kunduz (7%, 17,463) are important locations for Baloch.

Large percentages of other ethnic groups appear in Nuristan (61%, 2,933) - Samangan (15%, 2,665), Baghlan (9%, 12,177) and

Faryab (9%, 2,964).

This section shows information about this dataset's attributes
Attributes Range Median Mean Std. Dev.
Province Text column (no statistics available)
Province
Pashtun
 
1356  to  469111
30394 77611.38 107250.05
Pashtun
Tajik
 
132  to  63313
1591 6789.62 13263.71
Tajik
Uzbek
 
36  to  19762
552 2224.59 3961.70
Uzbek
Hazara
 
0  to  782
79 164.09 210.45
Hazara
Turkmen
 
0  to  881
107 206.88 253.10
originally: Turkmen
Baloch
 
0  to  749
84 148.25 175.58
Baloch
Other
 
51  to  14744
2665 3703.00 4231.76
Other
Total
 
3869  to  524877
42929 95064.16 122284.12
Total
%
 
0.10  to  17.20
1.40 3.12 4.01
%