Panama Census Data

Panama 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 Panama (see below for details):

  • 2000 Census (GIS Edition)
  • 2010 Census (GIS Edition)

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

Panama 2000 Census

The Panama 2000 Census (GIS Edition) has 54% population coverage and over 8.8 million data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 5 (Barrios Urbanos level) for 11,651 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for 759 census variables
  • Original Census Documentation and Database: Delivered in native format; census questionnaires
  • Metadata: Full attribute level metadata in FGDC ISO format

Panama 2010 Census

The Panama 2010 Census (GIS Edition) has 30.5% population coverage and over 15 million data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 5 (Barrios Urbanos level) for 13,124 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for 1,188 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 Panama 2010 Census.

Demographic: Relationship / Sex / Marital status

Migration: Year of arrival / Relationship of duration of residence to year of arrival

Social: Literacy / School attendance / Ethnicity and indigenous peoples / Disability

Economic: Activity status / Occupation / 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 / 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 / State of repair / Information and communications technology devices / Cars / Durable household appliances

Transportation: Household ownership of a vehicle

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