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Uganda Population and Housing Census 1991 - IPUMS


General Info
Uganda (UGA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1991 - 01/1991
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 1991 Uganda de facto census collected data through direct enumeration via a short form and long form questionnaire. Subjects covered included housing, household demographics, employment and education for those 10 and older, and fertility for women 12 and older. The census day was January 11, 1991 and fieldwork lasted 7 days.

A 10% differentially weighted sample of the enumeration areas (1,548,460 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Vacant units are not identified in the microdata. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.