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Malawi Population and Housing Census 2008 - IPUMS


General Info
Malawi (MWI)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2008 - 06/2008
Data type
  • De facto
  • De jure
  • 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 2008 Malawi de facto and de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment for those 6 and older, fertility for women 12 and older, migration, disability, household deaths, and education. Fieldwork was done June 1 - 21, 2008. A 10% sample of households from the census (1,343,078 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Dwellings and vacant units are not identified in the microdata sample. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.