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Brazil General Census 1970 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
VIII Recenseamento Geral do Brasil - 1970 Censo Demogr√°fico
Brazil (BRA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/1970 - 11/1970
Data type
  • De facto
  • De jure
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Censuses provide population numbers, household or family size and composition, and information on sex and age distribution. They often include other demographic, economic and health-related topics as well. The 1970 Brazil de jure and de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews on housing conditions, family composition, income, educational attainment, employment, migration, and fertility. The census day was September 1, 1970 and fieldwork continued until November 1. A differentially weighted sample of 5% of households from the census (4,953,759 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.

Suggested citation 

Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), Minnesota Population Center. Brazil General Census 1970 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.