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Ireland Population Census 1979 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Census of Population of Ireland, 1979
Ireland (IRL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1979 - 12/1979
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 1979 Ireland de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews and self-enumeration for an abbreviated census that only asked questions on household demographics. The census day was April 1, 1979. A 10% sample of households from the census (337,686 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.