8:46 AM, August 2, 2013

As of July, 2013, there are 27 new census microdata samples available in the IPUMS-International database:

  • Argentina  2010
  • Bangladesh  1991, 2001, 2011
  • Brazil  2010
  • Burkina Faso  1985, 1996, 2006
  • Cameroon  1976, 1987, 2005
  • Ecuador  2010
  • Fiji  1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, 2007
  • Haiti  1971, 1982, 2003
  • Kenya  1969, 1979, 2009
  • Kyrgyz Republic  2009
  • Panama  2010
  • South Sudan  2008
  • United States  2010

The samples for Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Panama, and the United States extend the pre-existing data series for those countries. The South Sudan sample is composed of cases that were formerly included in the Sudan 2008 dataset.

The data release includes approximately 40 new integrated and 2500 unharmonized source variables. In addition to these population microdata, we added more GIS boundary files as well as migration and mortality records for selected countries.

The database now contains records for 543,968,021 persons from 238 censuses in 74 countries. The collection is summarized on the samples page of our web site: https://international.ipums.org/international/samples.shtml

IPUMS-International (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International) is the world's largest collection of publicly available individual-level census data. The data are samples from population censuses from around the world taken since 1960. Names and other identifying information have been removed. The variables have been given consistent codes and have been documented to enable cross-national and cross-temporal comparisons. Registration required: users must submit abstract of research project when registering for IPUM-I approval.

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