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Switzerland Federal Population Census 2000 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Eidgenössische Volkszählung 2000
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/2000 - 12/2000
Data type
  • De facto
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally 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 2000 Switzerland de facto census, known alternately as Eidgenössische Volkszählung and Recensement fédéral de la population, collected data through face-to-face interviews and self-enumeration on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment, and education. Respondents filled out person, household, and building questionnaires. The census day was December 5, 2000. A 5% sample of households from the census (364,086 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.

Suggested citation 

Federal Statistical Office (Switzerland), Minnesota Population Center. Switzerland Federal Population Census 2000 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota.