Peru Census Data

Peru 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 Peru (see below for details):

  • 2007 Census (GIS Edition)
  • 2017 Census (GIS Edition)
  • 2017 Census (PUBS Edition, view catalog)

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

Peru 2007 Census

The Peru 2007 Census (GIS Edition) has 100% population coverage and over 1.4 million data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 3 (Distritos level) for 1,834 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for 781 census variables
  • Original Census Documentation and Database: Delivered in native format; census questionnaires
  • Metadata: Full attribute level metadata in FGDC ISO format

Peru 2017 Census

The Peru 2017 Census (GIS Edition) has 92% population coverage and over 1.9 million data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 3 (Distritos level) for 1,874 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for 1,025 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 Peru censuses.

Demographic: Sex / Birth data and age / Fertility

Migration: Duration of residence / Relationship of duration of residence to year of arrival / Place of Previous Residence / Citizenship

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

Economic: Activity status / Occupation / Industry / Status in employment / Location of work

Housing: Living quarters / Location of living quarters / Occupancy status / Ownership / Water supply system / Drinking water / Toilet / Sewage disposal / Fuel used for cooking / Solid waste disposal / Heating / Hot water / Piped gas / Use of housing unit / Occupancy by one or more households / Building type / Dwellings in the building / Construction material of outer walls / Construction material of floor, roof / Characteristics of head or other reference member of household / Tenure / Information and communications technology devices / Durable household appliances

Transportation: Vehicles owned by the household

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