Chile Census Data

Chile census offerings from East View address a wide range of topics at the highest level of detail possible and offer a premier source of demographic data for academic research.

GIS census data is available as an easy-to-use geodatabase, complete with a comprehensive East View-produced Census Guide, full metadata, and original census documentation. In addition to GIS data, East View also offers related publications such as official results, questionnaires, enumerator testimonies and other ephemera – please inquire for details and availability.

East View offers the following census data for Chile (see below for details):

  • 1992 Census (GIS Edition)
  • 2002 Census (GIS Edition)
  • 2017 Census (GIS Edition)

Note: Chile is part of the Latin America Census Collection. Learn more.

Chile 1992 Census

The Chile 1992 Census (GIS Edition) has 97% population coverage and over 270,000 data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 3 (Comuna level) for 342 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for 790 census variables
  • Original Census Documentation and Database: Delivered in native format; census questionnaires
  • Metadata: Full attribute level metadata in FGDC ISO format

Chile 2002 Census

The Chile 2002 Census (GIS Edition) has 97.2% population coverage and over 132 million data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 6 (Manzanas level) for 150,930 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for 875 census variables
  • Original Census Documentation and Database: Delivered in native format; census questionnaires
  • Metadata: Full attribute level metadata in FGDC ISO format

Chile 2017 Census

The Chile 2017 Census (GIS Edition) has 87% population coverage and over 8 million data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 6 (Manzanas level) for 151,545 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for 54 census variables
  • Original Census Documentation and Database: Delivered in native format; census questionnaires
  • Metadata: Full attribute level metadata in FGDC ISO format

Census Questions

Below is a representative sample of census questions included in the Chile censuses.

Demographic: Sex / Birth data and age / Marital status / Fertility

Migration: Place of birth / Duration of residence / Usual residence

Social: Literacy / School attendance / Educational attainment / Religion / Ethnicity and indigenous peoples / Disability

Economic: Activity status / Time worked / Occupation / Industry / Status in employment / Place of work

Housing: Living quarters / Location of living quarters / Occupancy status / Ownership / Rooms / Bedrooms / 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 / Occupancy by one or more households / Number of occupants / Building type / Dwellings in the building / Construction material of outer walls / Construction material of floor, roof / Farm building / Characteristics of head or other reference member of household / Information and communications technology devices / Durable household appliances

Transportation: Vehicles owned

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