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Country Profiles. The Population Council, New York. September 1973.The last census in Morocco, which was done in 1971, showed the population to be 15,379,259; 111,987 were foreigners. The crude birth rate has been estimated at 50 per thousand per year and the crude death rate at 17 per thousand per year. The natural increase as estimated in 1969 was 3.3%. A coherent demographic policy was begun by the Moroccan Government in 1968 through a five-year plan. The family planning program was integrated into the structure of the Ministry of Public Health. Better education will permit the masses to better understand the importance of family planning for health and economic well-being. Staff training is essential to the program and constitutes a primary objective.