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Jordan Housing and Population Census 1979


General Info
Jordan (JOR)
Al ‘Āşimah, Al Balqā', Al Karak, Irbid, Ma'ān
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1979 - 12/1979
Data type

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. Due to Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the 1979 Jordan de facto census was conducted on the East Bank only in the Governorates of 'Ammān, Al Balqā', Al Karak, Irbid, and Ma'ān. Originally the census was to be done in the early 1970's, but was delayed due to political circumstances. A buildings and housing enumeration was followed by a population enumeration, with November 10, 1979 as the reference date. Subjects covered by the census included education, migration, employment for those 15 and older, fertility, and household demographics.

Reports on the census are available from libraries through Worldcat.