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Ireland Population Census 1996 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Census of Population of Ireland, 1996
Ireland (IRL)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1996 - 12/1996
Data type
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Interview
  • 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 1996 Ireland de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews and self-enumeration on subjects of household demographics, migration, education, and employment. The census day was April 28, 1996. A 10% sample of households from the census (365,323 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.