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Jamaica Population Census 1991 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Commonwealth Caribbean Population and Housing Census 1991 - Jamaica
Jamaica (JAM)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/1991 - 04/1991
Data type
  • De facto
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Interview
  • 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 1991 Jamaica de jure and de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment for those 14 and older, migration, education, disability, and fertility for women 14 and older. The census day was April 7, 1991. A 10% sample of households from the census (232,625 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.