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Kenya Population Census 1979 - IPUMS


General Info
Kenya (KEN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/1979 - 08/1979
Data type
  • De facto
  • 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 1979 Kenya de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews. The census day was August 24, 1979. A 6.7% sample of households from the census (1,033,769 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, Central Bureau of Statistics (Kenya). Kenya Population Census 1979 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2013.