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Uruguay Population and Housing Census 1985 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Censo General VI de Población y IV de Viviendas, 1985
Uruguay (URY)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/1985 - 10/1985
Data type
  • De facto
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • 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 1985 Uruguay census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment, education, fertility, and migration. The census day was October 23. Coverage of the population was 97.8%.

A 10% sample of households from the census (295,915 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Dwellings are not identified in the microdata. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.