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Kenya Population and Housing Census 1999


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Kenya Population and Housing Census 1999, 10 Percent Sample
Kenya (KEN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/1999 - 09/1999
Data type
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Interview
  • 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 1999 census, the sixth in Kenya's history, is a de facto census which collected data through face-to-face interviews. The census days were August 24-25, 1999. Questions on literacy, occupation, work status, and date of death of last-born children were not repeated from the previous census; however, questions on duration of residence, education attainment, and total children ever born, as well as household questions on dwelling units and number of occupied rooms were added.