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Switzerland Federal Population Census 1980 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Eidgenössische Volkszählung 1980
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/1980 - 12/1980
Data type
  • De facto
  • 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 1980 Switzerland de facto census, known alternately as Eidgenössische Volkszählung and Recensement fédéral de la population, collected data through face-to-face interviews and self-enumeration on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment, education, and fertility. Respondents filled out person, dwelling, and building questionnaires. The census day was December 2, 1980 with fieldwork occuring November 25-December 9. A 5% sample of households from the census (317,803 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.