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Brazil General Census 1970 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
VIII Recenseamento Geral do Brasil - 1970 Censo Demogr√°fico
Brazil (BRA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/1970 - 11/1970
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 1970 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, 1970 and fieldwork continued until November 1. A differentially weighted sample of 5% of households from the census (4,953,759 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.