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Ireland Population and Housing Census 1986 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Census of Population of Ireland, 1986
Ireland (IRL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1986 - 12/1986
Data type
  • De facto
  • Nationally 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 1986 Ireland de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews and self-enumeration on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment, education, and migration. The census day was April 13, 1986. A 10% sample of households from the census (355,020 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Dwellings and vacant units are not identified in the microdata sample. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.

Suggested citation 

Central Statistics Office (Ireland), Minnesota Population Center. Ireland Population and Housing Census 1986 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.