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Malaysia Population and Housing Census 1991 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Banci Penduduk dan Perumahan Malaysia 1991
Malaysia (MYS)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/1991 - 08/1991
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 1991 Malaysia de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment for those 10 and older, and education. The census day was August 14, 1991, and fieldwork continued until August 30. A 2% sample of occupied living quarters from the census (347,892 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.