Tanzania Census Data

Tanzania 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 Tanzania:

GIS Data (see below for details)
  • 2012 Census
Publications
  • 2012 Census

Tanzania 2012 Census (GIS Edition)

The Tanzania 2012 Census has 98.7% population coverage and over 360 million data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 5 (Enumeration Area) for 108,465 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for 3,327 census variables
  • Original Census Documentation: 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 Tanzania 2012 Census.

Demographic: Sex / Birth data and age / Mortality

Migration: Place of birth / Citizenship / Place of previous / Usual residence

Social: Literacy / School attendance / Educational attainment / Disability

Economic: Activity status / Occupation / Industry / Status in employment

Housing: Location of living quarters / Rooms / Occupancy status / Ownership / 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 / 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 / Outdoor space

Transportation: Vehicles owned

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