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Brazil Demographic Census 2010


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Censo Demogr√°phico
Brazil (BRA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/2010 - 10/2010
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

The reference date for the 2010 census was August 1, and data collection continued until October 30. A short-form questionnaire was used to enumerate the majority of the population while a sample of 6,142,332 households comprised of 20,635,472 individuals, or approximately 10.7% of the population, answered the long-form questionnaire. The long-form questionnaire included additional questions on housing conditions and education as well as modules on employment, assets, and fertility. Enumerators visited households to conduct face-to-face interviews; however, individuals were given the option to complete the census online instead.