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Ireland Population and Housing Census 2006 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Census of Population of Ireland, 2006
Ireland (IRL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2006 - 12/2006
Data type
  • De facto
  • De jure
  • Nationally 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 Ireland de facto and de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews, and self-enumeration on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment, disability, fertility, and education. The census day was April 23, 2006. A 10% sample of households from the census (440,314 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.