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Rwanda Population and Housing Census 1991 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Ibarura Rusange Ry'abaturage N'Imiturire
Rwanda (RWA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
08/1991 - 08/1991
Data type
  • De facto
  • De jure
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally 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 Rwanda de facto and de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment for those 10 and older, education, migration, and fertility for women 12 and older. Fieldwork was carried out August 16 - 30. A 10% sample from the census (742,918 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.