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Colombia General Census 2005-2006


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Censo General 2005
Colombia (COL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2005 - 02/2006
Data type
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • 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 2005-2006 Colombia de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment for individuals 5 and older, education for those 3 and older, migration, disability, health care use, and fertility for women 12 and older. Data was collected through an urban questionnaire, a questionnaire of census units divided into sections for dwellings, households, persons, economic units, and agricultural units, and a questionnaire for special housing. Coverage for the total population was 96.3%.