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Sierra Leone Population and Housing Census 2015


General Info
Original or alternative title 
2015 PHC
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/2015 - 12/2015
Data type
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The 2015 Sierra Leone Population and Housing Census was conducted by Statistics Sierra Leone in December, 2015. It was the fifth modern census conducted since independence in 1963, and also included questions on the impact of the Ebola virus in households. The total population at the time of the census was 7,092,113, a 42.5% increase since 2004.

Suggested citation 
Statistics Sierra Leone, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Sierra Leone Population and Housing Census 2015.