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Kenya Population and Housing Census 1989 - IPUMS


General Info
Kenya (KEN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/1989 - 10/1989
Data type
  • De facto
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally 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 1989 Kenya de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment for those 10 and older, education, migration, and fertility for women 12 and older. The census day was October 25, 1989. A 5% sample of households and persons from the census (1,074,098 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Dwellings are not identified in the sample and group quarters are included in the microdata without identification. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.