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Panama Population and Housing Census 1960 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Sexto Censo de Población y Segundo de Vivienda de Panamá 1960
Panama (PAN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
12/1960 - 12/1960
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 1960 Panama de facto census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment for those 10 and older, education, and migration. A short enumeration form with questions on fertility, smallpox vaccination, agriculture, and domestic industry was administered to indigenous populations. The census day was December 11, 1960. A 5% sample of households from the census (53,553 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Dwellings are not identified in the sample. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.