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Malawi Population and Housing Census 1987


General Info
Malawi (MWI)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/1987 - 09/1987
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 1987 Malawi de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment for those 10 and older, fertility for women 10 and older, migration, and education. Fieldwork was done September 1 - 21, 1987.