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Netherlands General Census 1971 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
14e Algemene Volkstelling
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1971 - 12/1971
Data type
  • De jure
  • 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 1971 Netherlands de jure census collected data through direct and self-enumeration on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment, education, disability, and fertility. Information was gathered through questionnaires for populations in dwellings, institutional populations, and shipping and house trailer populations. The census day was February 28, 1971. A 1.22% sample of individuals from the census (159,203) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Dwellings, vacant units, group quarters, and households are not identified in the sample. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.

Suggested citation 

Central Bureau of Statistics (Netherlands), Minnesota Population Center. Netherlands General Census 1971 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.