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Kenya Population and Housing Census 1999

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Kenya Population and Housing Census 1999, 10 Percent Sample
Geography 
Kenya (KEN)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
08/1999 - 09/1999
Data type
Census:
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally 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 1999 census, the sixth in Kenya's history, is a de facto census which collected data through face-to-face interviews. The census days were August 24-25, 1999. Questions on literacy, occupation, work status, and date of death of last-born children were not repeated from the previous census; however, questions on duration of residence, education attainment, and total children ever born, as well as household questions on dwelling units and number of occupied rooms were added.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Central Bureau of Statistics (Kenya), Department for International Development (DFiD) (United Kingdom), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Kenya Population and Housing Census 1999.