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Laos Population and Housing Census 2015

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General Info
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
03/2015 - 03/2015
Data type
Census:
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
Summary 

The 2015 Census of Population and Housing in Laos was conducted by the Statistics Bureau and was the fourth census conducted in the country. It was completed via in-person interview by census enumerators, and the questionnaire covered the main demographic and socioeconomic indicators of all members per household visited. One difficulty in the census was the non-use of geographic maps and GPS systems during the enumeration process. Boundaries could not be identified, and enumerators in some areas could not locate assigned households to interview. The total population of Laos was enumerated at 6,492,228.

This source appears in the United Nations Demographic Yearbook.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Government of the People's Republic of China, Handicap International, International Labour Organization (ILO), Lao Statistics Bureau, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), World Bank. Laos Population and Housing Census 2015.