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Malawi Population and Housing Census 2008


General Info
Malawi (MWI)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2008 - 06/2008
Data type
  • De facto
  • De jure
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally 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 2008 Malawi de facto and de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment for those 6 and older, fertility for women 12 and older, migration, disability, household deaths, and education. Fieldwork was done June 1 - 21, 2008.