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Kenya Population and Housing Census 1999 - IPUMS


General Info
Kenya (KEN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/1999 - 08/1999
Data type
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Interview
  • 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 1999 Kenya de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment for those 5 and older, education, migration, and fertility for women 12 and older. The census day was August 25, 1999, and fieldwork continued until August 31. A 5% sample of households and persons from the census (1,407,547 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Dwellings are not identified in the sample, group quarters are included in the microdata without identification, and special populations are not included in the sample. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.