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Colombia National Population and Housing Census 1985-1986 - IPUMS

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
XV Censo Nacional de Población y IV de Vivienda
Geography 
Colombia (COL)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
10/1985 - 03/1986
Data type
Census:
  • De jure
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
Summary 

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 Colombia de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews (with some self-enumeration for the short form) on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment for individuals 10 and older, education for those 5 and older, migration, and fertility for women 15 and older. The census day was October 15, 1985 and fieldwork among the urban population occurring  for the two weeks that followed. In rural areas, the Northern Territories, and remote areas of the country fieldwork was extended through March of 1986. Coverage for the census was 91.2% of the population. A 10% sample of dwellings from the census (2,643,125 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.

Citation
Suggested citation 

National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) (Colombia), Minnesota Population Center. Colombia National Population and Housing Census 1985-1986 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.