Census in Peru

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A census in Peru is an enumeration of the Peruvian population made by the Peru government. The full name of a census in Spanish is like X Censo de Población y V de Vivienda in which X en V are Roman numerals for the tenth population census and fifth household census respectively. The first five times the census was made, only population data was included. From the sixth census onwards, also household data is included.[1]

The latest censuses were made in 2005 and August 2007.

It is prescribed by law (Law Nº 13248) that every ten years a population and household census has to be executed[2] .

Chronology[edit]

The following table shows the dates the censuses were made and the total population number for Peru at those dates.

Date Population Change since previous census
1 1836 1,873,736 n.a.
2 1850 2,001,203 127,467
3 1862 2,487,916 486,713
4 1876 2,699,105 211,189
5 1940 7,023,111 4,324,006
6 1961 10,420,357 3,397,246
7 1973 14,121,564 3,701,207
8 1981 17,762,231 3,640,667
9 1993 22,639,443 4,877,212
10 2005 26,152,265 3,512,822
11 2007 28,220,764 2,068,499

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) HISTORIA DE LOS CENSOS EN EL PERÚ / History of the censuses in peru
  2. ^ Ley Nº 13248, Ley de Censos, August 24, 1959.