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Sri Lanka Population and Housing Census 1981

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General Info
Geography 
Sri Lanka (LKA)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/1981 - 03/1981
Data type
Census:
  • De facto
  • Household
Summary 

The Sri Lanka Census of Population and Housing 1981 covers population, employment, education, housing conditions, and disabilities. The recorded population for Sri Lanka in 1981 was 14,846,750. Census data was collected from short form and long form questionnaires. Long form questionnaires were administered to all urban census blocks and 1 out of 10 rural census blocks. The districts of Negambo and Chilaw were not included in this census.

Citation
Suggested citation 
Department of Census and Statistics (Sri Lanka). Sri Lanka Population and Housing Census 1981.