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France General Population Census 1968 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Recensement Général de la Population de 1968
France (FRA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/1968 - 03/1968
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 1968 France de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews and self-enumeration on housing, household demographics, employment, and migration. The census day was March 1, 1968 and fieldwork continued until March 23. A 5% sample of private dwellings and individuals in group quarters from the census (2,487,778 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.