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Germany, Former Democratic Republic Population, Occupation, Dwelling, and Buildings Census 1971 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Volks-, Berufs-, Wohnraum-, und Gebäudezählung
Germany, East (Germany)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1971 - 12/1971
Data type
  • De jure
  • 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 1971 East Germany de jure census collected data through self-enumeration on subjects of housing, household demographics, education, and employment. The four questionnaires used for the census were for households, dwellings, buildings, and institutions. The census day was January 1, 1971.

A 25% sample of households from the census (4,110,749 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.