Latin America Census Collection

Census data provides unparalleled insight into the lives of individuals. In the first offering of its kind, East View presents the Latin America Census Collection, an assemblage of authoritative census data from 19 countries across Latin America addressing a wide range of topics. Available for purchase individually by country, or as a group, the Latin America Census Collection is the premier source of demographic data for academic research.

When initially acquired, census data is stored in a complex database structure, limiting access to those with significant database management and programming experience. East View simplifies access, formatting each collection into an easy-to-use geodatabase and providing a comprehensive User Guide. Follow the detailed instructions of where the data is stored, how to search for specific information, and how to visualize the data using a variety of GIS software. Additionally, the Latin America Census Collection contains the original census documentation for each country, allowing researchers to see first-hand how the data was gathered.

Download the flyer for country-level details.

Countries

  • Argentina (2010)
  • Bolivia (2012)
  • Brazil (2010)
  • Chile (2002)
  • Colombia (2005)
  • Costa Rica (2011)
  • Dominican Republic (2010)
  • Ecuador (2010)
  • El Salvador (2007)
  • Guatemala (2014)
  • Guyana (2012)
  • Honduras (2013)
  • Mexico (2010)
  • Nicaragua (2005)
  • Panama (2010)
  • Paraguay (2002)
  • Peru (2007)
  • Uruguay (2011)
  • Venezuela (2011)

Census Questions

Below is a representative sample of census questions included in the Latin America collection. Please note that not all countries in the Latin America Census Collection ask each of these questions, or to the same level of detail. For country-specific lists of census questions, please contact us.

Demographic: Relationship / Sex / Birth data and age / Marital status / Age at first marriage / Fertility / Mortality

Migration: Place of birth / Citizenship / Duration of residence / Place of previous residence / Year of arrival / Relationship of duration of residence to year of arrival / Usual residence

Social: Literacy / School attendance / Educational attainment / Field of education / Religion / Language / Ethnicity and indigenous peoples / Disability

Economic: Activity status / Time worked / Occupation / Industry / Status in employment / Income / Institutional sector / Employment in informal sector / Place of work

Housing: Living quarters / Location of living quarters / Occupancy status / Ownership / Rooms / Bedrooms / Useful floor space / Water supply system / Drinking water / Toilet / Sewage disposal / Bathing facilities / Kitchen / Fuel used for cooking / Lighting and/or electricity / Solid waste disposal / Heating / Hot water / Piped gas / Use of housing unit / Occupancy by one or more households / Number of occupants / Building type / Year or period of construction / Dwellings in the building / Construction material of outer walls / Construction material of floor, roof / Elevator / Farm building / State of repair / Characteristics of head or other reference member of household / Tenure / Rental and owner-occupant housing costs / Furnished or unfurnished / Information and communications technology devices / Cars / Durable household appliances / Outdoor space

Transportation: Vehicles owned / Primary transportation type

Deliverables

Each census product includes:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; includes administrative boundary vector data
  • Census User Guide: Detailed instructions on how to query and visualize data
  • Original Census Documentation: Delivered in native language of origin country
  • Metadata: Full attribute level metadata in FGDC ISO format

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