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Bhutan Population and Housing Census 2017


General Info
Original or alternative title 
2017 PHCB
Bhutan (BTN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2017 - 06/2017
Data type
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural 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 Bhutan Population and Housing Census was conducted in May and June of 2017 across all 20 districts. The total population as of May 30 was 735,553 people, an increase of 16% from 2005.