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Uruguay Population, Household, and Housing Census 1996 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
VII Censo General de Población, III de Hogares y de Viviendas
Uruguay (URY)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1996 - 12/1996
Data type
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • 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 1996 Uruguay census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment, education, fertility, and migration. The census day was May 22.

A 10% sample of households from the census (315,920 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.

Publication year 
Suggested citation 

Minnesota Population Center, National Institute of Statistics (Uruguay). Uruguay Population, Household, and Housing Census 1996 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2012.