Migration to Tehran

According to the 1867 census, three fourth of the population of Tehran were migrants, of which 8480 (5.4% of the total population) were military men. Only 26.6% of the population was native to Tehran. This high number of migrants (especially temporary military migrants) in those days was due to the conditions of Tehran as the new capital. sh According to the 1922 census, about 51.7% of the population was men and 48.2% was women. With the inclusion of the military migrants, the sex ratio; i.e. 107, indicates that Tehran was a migrant-receptive city. As a consequence of the breakdown of the economy of villages in the wake of the Second World War, many villagers rushed to cities especially Tehran and during the years 1939 and 1956 Tehran experienced a population boom. mig