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Brazil General Census 1960 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Recenseamento Geral do Brasil de 1960. Censo Demográfico
Brazil (BRA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/1960 - 12/1960
Data type
  • De facto
  • De jure
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally 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 1960 Brazil de jure and de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews on housing conditions, family composition, income, educational attainment, employment, migration, and fertility. The census day was September 1, 1960 and fieldwork continued until December 1. A sample of 5% of households from the census (3,001,439 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. The states of Rondônia, Acre, Amazonas, Roraima, Pará, Amapá, Maranhão, Piauí, Espírito Santo, Guanabara, and Santa Catarina, totaling approximately one sixth of the national population, are missing from the long-form microdata. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.