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Malaysia Population and Housing Census 1980 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Banci Penduduk dan Perumahan Malaysia 1980
Malaysia (MYS)
Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Putrajaya, Selangor, Terengganu
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/1980 - 06/1980
Data type
  • De facto
  • 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 1980 Malaysia de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of household demographics, employment for those 10 and older, education, migration, and fertility for women 10 and older who were ever married. The census day was June 10, 1980. Fieldwork involved the listing of all living quarters as a preliminary count of the population from May 17 - 26 and the actual count of the population from June 11 - 18, 1980. A 2% sample of households from the census (182,601 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Dwellings and vacant units are not identified in the microdata sample. The Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak are not included in the sample. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.