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Portugal Population and Housing Census 1981 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
XII Recenseamento Geral da População e II Recenseamento Geral da Habitação
Portugal (PRT)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
02/1981 - 06/1981
Data type
  • 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 1981 Portugal de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment for those 12 and older, education, migration, and fertility for women 12 and older. The census day was March 16, 1981 and fieldwork was carried out from February to June 1981. A 5% sample from the census (492,289 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. The sample unit is dwellings for private dwellings and persons for collective dwellings. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.