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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Fifth Sudan Population and Housing Census 2008
Geography 
Sudan (SDN) (South Sudan, Sudan)
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
04/2008 - 05/2008
Data type
Census:
  • De facto
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
Summary 

The 2008 Sudan de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews. A long form questionnaire was given to a sample while a short form questionnaire was used to enumerate the majority of the population. In addition to the short form questions on household demographics and migration, the long form questionnaire had questions on housing, education, employment, disability, fertility, agriculture, and household deaths. The census day was April 22, 2008 and fieldwork continued until May 6. A 15% differentially weighted sample of households from the census (5,609,295 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. The sample is drawn from the established households enumerated via the long form questionnaire and a sample of nomad households. Dwellings, vacant units, and group quarters are not identified in the microdata sample. The data are for North and South Sudan. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.

Citation
Publication year 
2011
Suggested citation 

National Population Census Council (Sudan), Central Bureau of Statistics (Sudan), Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation (SSCCSE), Minnesota Population Center. Sudan Population and Housing Census 2008 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2011.