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Tanzania Population Census 1978


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Population Census of the United Republic of Tanzania
Tanzania (TZA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/1978 - 08/1978
Data type
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Individual
  • 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.

This Tanzania census was conducted on August 26-27, 1978, and is a de facto census. Two questionnaires were used, a general and a detailed census, with the detailed questionnaire used on a sample of the total population.

Suggested citation 
Bureau of Statistics (Tanzania). Tanzania Population Census 1978.