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Ireland Population and Housing Census 1981 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Census of Population of Ireland, 1981
Ireland (IRL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/1981 - 04/1981
Data type
  • De facto
  • Nationally 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 1981 Ireland de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews and self-enumeration on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment, education, and fertility. The census day was April 5, 1981. A 10% sample of households from the census (344,291 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Dwellings and vacant units are not identified in the microdata sample. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.