2017 Peru Census

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Twelfth census of Peru
General information
CountryPeru
Results
Total population31 800 000 [1][2] (Increase)
Most populous ​regionLima
Least populous ​regionMadre de Dios


The 2017 Peru Census was a detailed enumeration and twelfth national population census of Peru. It was conducted by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática[3] on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Its full name in Spanish is XII Censo de Población, VII de Vivienda y III de Comunidades Indígenas. The previous census performed in Peru was the 2007 Census.

Questions[edit]

The census form had 47 questions referring to households and basic services, housing, methods of travel and formation of families; such as gender, disability and ethnicity.[4] A question on ethnic self-identification was included in the 2017 census.[5][6]

Results[edit]

President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski inviting the population to participate in the 2017 census.

Population[edit]

Comparison between the 2007 and 2017 census.

Population by region[7]
Flag Region Population
Censed
2007
% Total
Population
2007
Total
Population
2007
Population
Censed
2017
% Total
Population
2017
Population
Change
% Population
Change
Total
Population
2017
Lima Lima 8,442,409 30.80% TBD 9,485,405 32.28% Increase 1,042,996 Increase 12.35% Increase TBD
Bandera Región Piura.png Piura 1,676,315 6.12% TBD 1,856,809 6.32% Increase 180,494 Increase 10.77% Increase TBD
La Libertad Flag(PER).png La Libertad 1,617,050 5.90% TBD 1,778,080 6.05% Increase 161,030 Increase 9.96% Increase TBD
Arequipa Arequipa 1,152,303 4.20% TBD 1,382,730 4.71% Increase 230,427 Increase 19.99% Increase TBD
Bandera de Cajamarca.svg Cajamarca 1,387,809 5.06% TBD 1,341,012 4.56% Decrease −46,797 Decrease -3.37% Decrease TBD
Bandera Junín.png Junín 1,225,474 4.47% TBD 1,246,038 4.24% Decrease 20,564 Increase 1.68% Increase TBD
Bandera de Cusco.png Cusco 1,171,403 4.27% TBD 1,205,527 4.10% Decrease 34,124 Increase 2.91% Increase TBD
Flag of Lambayeque Department.svg Lambayeque 1,112,868 4.06% TBD 1,197,260 4.08 Increase 84,392 Increase 7.58% Increase TBD
Primer-lugar-de-la-bandera-regional-Puno1.jpg Puno 1,268,441 4.63% TBD 1,172,697 3.99% Decrease −95,744Decrease -7.55% Decrease TBD
Bandera Ancash.png Ancash 1,063,459 3.88% TBD 1,083,519 3.69% Decrease 20,060 Increase 1.89% Increase TBD
Bandera del Callao.png Callao 879,679 3.21% TBD 994,494 3.38% Increase 114,815 Increase 13.05% Increase TBD
Bandera Región Loreto.png Loreto 891,732 3.25% TBD 883,510 3.00% Decrease −8,222 Decrease -0.92% Decrease TBD
Bandera Región Ica.png Ica 711,932 2.60% TBD 850,765 2.90% Increase 138,833 Increase 19.50% Increase TBD
Bandera San Martín.png San Martín 728,808 2.66% TBD 813,381 2.77% Increase 84,573Increase 11.60% Increase TBD
Flag of Huánuco.svg Huánuco 762,223 2.78% TBD 721,047 2.45% Decrease −41,176 Decrease -5.40% Decrease TBD
Flag of Ayacucho.svg Ayacucho 612,489 2.23% TBD 616,176 2.10% Decrease 3,687 Increase 0.60% Increase TBD
Bandera de Ucayali en Atlas de la Región Ucayali (2009).svg Ucayali 432,159 1.58% TBD 496,459 1.70% Increase 64,300 Increase 14.88% Increase TBD
Apurimacbandera.jpg Apurímac 404,190 1.47% TBD 405,759 1.38% Decrease 1,569 Increase 0.39% Increase TBD
Amazonas bandera.png Amazonas 375,993 1.37% TBD 379,384 1.29% Decrease 3,391 Increase 0.90% Increase TBD
..Huancavelica Flag(PERU).png Huancavelica 454,797 1.66% TBD 347,639 1.18% Decrease −107,158 Decrease -23.56% Decrease TBD
Flag of Tacna.svg Tacna 288,781 1.05% TBD 329,332 1.12% Increase 40,551 Increase 14.04% Increase TBD
Flag of Pasco Department.svg Pasco 280,449 1.02% TBD 254,065 0.86% Decrease −26,384 Decrease -9.41% Decrease TBD
Bandera de Tumbes.svg Tumbes 200,306 0.73% TBD 224,863 0.76% Increase 24,557 Increase 12.26% Increase TBD
Bandera Moquegua Perú.png Moquegua 161,533 0.59% TBD 174,863 0.60% Increase 13,330 Increase 8.25% Increase TBD
Flag of Madre de Dios Department.svg Madre de Dios 109,555 0.40% TBD 141,070 0.48% Increase 31,515 Increase 28.77% Increase TBD
Peru Peru 27,412,157 100% 28,220,764 29,381,884 100% 1,969,727 Increase 7.19% Increase 31,237,385

Ethnic group and religion[edit]

Self-identified ethnicity[edit]

Responses are for the population of 12 years old and above.

Ethnic group Population Percentage
Mestizo 13,965,254 60.2%
Quechua 5,176,809 22.3%
White 1,366,931 5.9%
Afro-descendant 828,841 3.6%
Aymara 548,292 2.4%
Native or indigenous to the Amazon 79,266 0.3%
Asháninka 55,489 0.2%
Part of another Indigenous 49,838 0.2%
Aguaruna/Awajún 37,690 0.2%
Shipibo-Conibo/Konibo 25,222 0.1%
Japanese (Nikkei) 22,534 0.1%
Chinese (Tusan) 14,307 0.1%
Other 254,892 1.1%
Don’t know / no response 771,026 3.3%
Total 23,196,391 100.0%
Source:INEI[7]

Religion[edit]

Distribution of religious denominations.[8]

Religion Population Percentage Change
2007-2017
Catholic 17,635,339 76.0% Increase 4.0%
Evangelical 3,264,819 14.1% Increase 25.3%
Total, other 1,115,872 4.8% Increase 64.3%
    Christian 381,031 1.64% -
    Adventists 353,430 1.52% -
    Jehovah's Witnesses 173,602 0.75% -
    Mormon 113,659 0.49% -
    Other 94,150 0.41% -
None 1,180,361 5.1% Increase 94.0%
Total 23,196,391 100.0% Increase 11.3%

Note: ‘Other’ religions such as Buddhist, Hindu, Islam.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INEI realizará censos de población y vivienda en setiembre de este año". Andina. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  2. ^ El INEI estima que 31 millones 800 mil peruanos serán censados este domingo.
  3. ^ "Mediante una aplicación, afroperuanos podrán participar en el Censo Virtual Afroperuano". La República. Archived from the original on 11 October 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Censo Nacional 2017: la orden de inamovilidad y otros detalles a tener en cuenta". El Comercio. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Se instaló el Comité Técnico sobre Estadísticas Étnicas con participación de organizaciones indígenas y afroperuanas". cultura.gob.pe. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  6. ^ "INEI incluirá por primera vez dos preguntas de autoidentificación étnica en Censo 2017". Gestión. 23 November 2016. Archived from the original on 20 May 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Perú: Perfil Sociodemográfico" (PDF). Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática: 214. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  8. ^ "Más de medio millón de peruanos se convirtieron en evangélicos durante los últimos 10 años". El Antídoto.pe. October 1, 2018. Archived from the original on November 19, 2018. Retrieved November 19, 2018.