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Egypt General Census for Population, Housing, and Establishments 2006


General Info
Egypt (EGY)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2006 - 12/2006
Data type
  • De facto
  • 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 2006 Egypt de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews on housing, household demographics, employment and education for those six and older, migration, and disability. The census days were November 20 and 21, 2006, and fieldwork continued for the following two weeks.  All individuals (Egyptians and foreigners) who were present within the political boundaries of Egypt on census night were counted.