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France Census 1962 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Recensement de 1962
France (FRA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/1962 - 03/1962
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 1962 France de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews and self-enumeration on housing, household demographics, employment, education, and migration. The census day was March 7, 1962 and fieldwork continued until March 30. A 5% sample of private dwellings and individuals in group quarters from the census (2,320,901 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Dwellings and vacant units are not identified in the sample. The microdata sample includes mainland France and Corsica. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.