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Palestine Population and Housing Census 1997


General Info
Palestine (PSE)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/1997 - 12/1997
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 1997 Palestine de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment for those 10 and older, education, disability, and fertility. The census day was December 10, 1997 and the fieldwork continued until December 24. Coverage was all households living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip except households situated in those parts of Jerusalem.