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Colombia General Census 2005-2006 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Censo General 2005
Colombia (COL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2005 - 02/2006
Data type
  • 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 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%. A 10% differentially weighted sample of dwellings from the census (4,117,607 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.