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Colombia Population Census 1951


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Censo de población de 1951
Colombia (COL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/1951 - 05/1951
Data type
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally 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 enumeration day for the 1951 census was May 9. Some areas of the country, representing approximately 1.7% of the population, were not enumerated. The population for these unenumerated areas were estimated using the method of geometric growth of population. Data were gathered on topics of household demographics, employment, place of birth, and education. Questions on unemployment and income were included in the schedule, but the data were not released.

A report on the census may be available through interlibrary loan.

This source appears in the United Nations Demographic Yearbook.