Colombia Census Data

Colombia 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 Colombia (see below for details):

  • 2005 Census (GIS Edition)
  • 2018 Census (GIS Edition)

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

Colombia 2005 Census

The Colombia 2005 Census (GIS Edition) has 90.7% population coverage and over 50 million data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 6 (Manzanas level) for 261,263 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for 194 census variables
  • Original Census Documentation and Database: Delivered in native format; census questionnaires
  • Metadata: Full attribute level metadata in FGDC ISO format

Colombia 2018 Census

The Colombia 2018 Census (GIS Edition) has 89% population coverage and over 350 million data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 6 (Manzanas level) for 349,708 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for 1,013 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 Colombia censuses.

Demographic: Sex / Marital status / Fertility / Mortality

Migration: Place of birth / Place of previous residence

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

Economic: Activity status / Industry / Status in employment / Income / Institutional sector / Place of work

Housing: Living quarters / Occupancy status / Ownership / Bathing facilities / Kitchen / Fuel used for cooking / Lighting and/or electricity / Heating / Hot water / Gas / Use of housing unit / Building type / Water / Sewage / Garbage / Characteristics of head or other reference member of household / Number of rooms / Number of bedrooms

Transportation: Vehicles owned / Primary transportation type

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