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Burkina Faso General Population Census 1985 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Recensement Général de la Population 1985
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/1985 - 12/1985
Data type
  • De facto
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally 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 1985 Burkina Faso census was both de facto and de jure. The census days were from December 10-20, 1985, and data were collected through face-to-face interviews. A 10% self-weighted sample of households from the census (884,797 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.

Publication year 
Suggested citation 

Minnesota Population Center, National Institute of Statistics and Demography (Burkina Faso). Burkina Faso Population and Housing Census 1985 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2013.