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Last update: 27 May 2016
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 (Date)  It is expected that a census will be held on the date indicated.
[  ] A census was planned for that year but there is no information available to the United Nations Statistics Division that it was carried out.
(...) It is expected that a census will be held during the decade.
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Countries or areas
1990 round of censuses
1985-1994
2000 round of censuses
1995-2004
2010 round of censuses
2005-2014
2020 round of censuses
2015-2024
AFRICA
Algeria
20 March 1987
     
(2018)
 
Angola
 
   
(2024)
 
Benin
15 February 1992
     
(2023)
 
Botswana
21 August 1991
     
(2021)
 
Burkina Faso
10-20 December 1985
10 December 1996
   
(2016)
 
Burundi
16-30 August 1990
 
   
(2018)
 
Cameroon
10 April 1987
 
   
(2016)
 
Cape Verde
23 June 1990
     
(2020)
 
Central African Republic
  8 December 1988
   
 
Chad  
 
20 May-20 June 2009
 
(2019)
 
Comoros
15 September 1991
 
16-30 September 2003
 
 
(2016)
 
Congo
20 Nov.-5 Dec. 1994
 
28 April 2007
 
(2017)
 
Côte d'Ivoire
1 March 1988
   
17 March 2014
 
(2024)
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
 
 
(2016)
 
Djibouti
 
   
(2019)
 
Egypt
17-18 November 1986
 
19 November 1996
   
(November 2016)
 
Equatorial Guinea
4 July 1994
February 2002
 
 
20 Jun.-19 Jul. 2015
 
Eritrea
 
 
 
Ethiopia  
   
(November 2017)
 
Gabon
1-31 July 1993
December 2003
 
22 May 2013
 
(2023)
 
Gambia
15 April 1993
 
8-28 April 2013
 
(2023)
 
Ghana
 
26 March 2000
   
(22 March 2020)
 
Guinea
     
(2024)
 
Guinea Bissau
1 December 1991
 
   
(2019)
 
Kenya
24 August 1989
   
(24 August 2019)
 
Lesotho
12 April 1986
14 April 1996
   
10-24 April 2016
 
Liberia
 
   
(2018)
 
Libya Arab Jamahiriya
 
11 August 1995
 
15 Apr.-7 May 2006
 
(2017)
 
Madagascar
1 August 1993
 
 
 
Malawi
1-21 September 1987
     
(2018)
 
Mali
1-30 April 1987
   
1-14 April 2009
 
(2019)
 
Mauritania
5-20 April 1988
 
1-15 November 2000
 
25 Mar.-8 Apr. 2013
 
(2023)
 
Mauritius
1 July 1990
(P)
(2020)
5 Feb.-17 Jun. 1990
(H)
Mayotte
 
 
31 Jul.-27 Aug. 2007
 
(2017)
 
 
 
 
 
21 August 2012
 
Morocco
2 September 1994
   
1-20 September 2014
 
(2024)
 
Mozambique
   
(2017)
 
Namibia
21 October 1991
   
28 Aug.-10 Sep. 2011
 
(August 2021)
 
Niger
20 May-3 Jun. 1988
   
10-24 December 2012
 
(2022)
 
Nigeria
26 November 1991
   
(2017)
 
Réunion
15 March 1990
 
8 March 1999
   
1 January 2015
 
Rwanda
15 August 1991
     
(2022)
 
Saint Helena ex. dep.
22 February 1987
 
8 March 1998
 
10 February 2008
 
7 February 2016
 
Sao Tomé and Principé
4 August 1991
   
13 May 2012
 
(2021)
 
Senegal
27 May 1988
   
19 Nov.-9 Dec. 2013
 
(2023)
 
Seychelles
17 August 1987
   
(27-31 August 2020)
 
26 August 1994
   
 
Sierra Leone
15 December 1985
   
 
5-18 December 2015
 
Somalia
15 February 1987
 
 
South Africa
5 March 1985
   
>
 
(2021)
 
  7 March 1991
     
South Sudan
15 April 1993
 
21 Apr.-5 Jun. 2008
 
(2017)
 
Sudan
15 April 1993
   
(April 2018)
 
Swaziland
25 August 1986
   
28 Apr.-14 May 2007
 
(May 2017)
 
Togo
 
   
(2020)
 
Tunisia
20 April 1994
 
28 April 2004
 
23 Apr.-15 May 2014
 
(2024)
 
Uganda
12-19 January 1991
     
(2024)
 
United Republic of Tanzania
28 August 1988
     
(2022)
 
Western Sahara
 
 
 
Zambia
20 August 1990
     
(October 2020)
 
Zimbabwe
18 August 1992
 
17-27 August 2002
   
(August 2022)
 
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AMERICA, NORTH    
Anguilla
13 April 1992
     
(2021)
 
Antigua and Barbuda
28 May 1991
28 May 2001
 
27 May 2011
 
(May 2021)
 
Aruba
  6 October 1991
 
14 October 2000
   
(2020)
 
Bahamas
1 May 1990
     
(2020)
 
Barbados
2 May 1990
 
1 May 2000
   
(2020)
 
Belize
12 May 1991
     
(2020)
 
Bermuda
20 May 1991
 
20 May 2000
   
(2020)
 
British Virgin Islands
12 May 1991
 
21 May 2001
 
12 July 2010
 
(2020)
 
Canada
  3 June 1986
     
(10 May 2016)
 
  4 June 1991
     
(2021)
 
Cayman Islands
15 October 1989
     
(2020)
 
Costa Rica
     
(2021)
 
Cuba
   
14-24 September 2012
 
(2022)
 
Curaçao
 
 
 
(2021)
 
Dominica
12 May 1991
 
12 May 2001
 
14 May 2011
 
(2021)
 
Dominican Republic
24-25 September 1993
     
(2020)
 
El Salvador
27 Sep.-6 Oct. 1992
 
   
(2017)
 
Greenland (3)
(2021)
 
Grenada
12 May 1991
 
25 May 2001
 
12 May 2011
 
(2021)
 
Guadeloupe
15 March 1990
 
8 March 1999
   
1 January 2015
 
Guatemala
17-30 April 1994
   
 
(2017)
 
Haiti
 
11 January 2003
 
 
(2016)
 
Honduras
29 May 1988
   
10-25 August 2013
 
(2023)
 
Jamaica
7 April 1991
   
5 Apr.-31 Aug. 2011
 
(2021)
 
Martinique
15 March 1990
 
8 March 1999
   
1 January 2015
 
Mexico    
4-29 October 2005
 
(2020)
 
  
 
  
   
Montserrat
12 May 1991
 
12 May 2001
 
12 May 2011
 
(2021)
 
Netherlands Antilles
27 January 1992
   
 
Nicaragua
 
25 April 1995
   
(2017)
 
Panama
13 May 1990
     
(2020)
 
Puerto Rico
1 April 1990
   
1 April 2010
 
(April 2020)
 
Saint-Barthélemy
 
 
 
1 January 2015
 
Saint-Martin
 
 
 
1 January 2015
 
Sint Maarten
 
 
 
(2021)
 
St. Kitts and Nevis
12 May 1991
 
14 May 2001
 
15 May 2011
 
(2021)
 
St. Lucia
12 May 1991
   
10 May 2010
 
(2020)
 
St. Pierre and Miquelon
5 March 1990
 
8 March 1999
 
March 2006
 
1 January 2015
 
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
12 May 1991
 
14 May 2001
 
12 June 2012
 
(2021)
 
Trinidad and Tobago
  2 May 1990
     
(2021)
 
Turks and Caicos Islands
31 May 1990
   
25 January 2012
 
(2022)
 
United States of America
1 April 1990
(April 2020)
United States Virgin Islands
1 April 1990
   
1 April 2010
 
(April 2020)
 
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AMERICA, SOUTH
Argentina
15 May 1991
     
(2020)
 
Bolivia
3 June 1992
     
(2022)
 
Brazil
1 September 1991
 
1 August 1996
 
 
 
(2020)
 
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Chile
22 April 1992
     
(19 April 2017)
 
 
 
 
(2022)
 
Colombia
15 October 1985
 
   
(2017)
 
24 October 1993
 
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Ecuador
25 November 1990
     
(2020)
 
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
16 November 1986
 
24 April 1996
 
8 October 2006
 
(2017)
 
5 March 1991
 
8 April 2001
 
15 April 2012
 
French Guiana
15 March 1990
     
1 January 2015
 
Guyana
12 May 1991
     
(2022)
 
Paraguay    
15 October 2012
 
(2022)
 
Peru  
   
(August 2017)
 
   
 
  
   
Suriname
 
31 March 2003
 
  
 
(2022)
 
   
Uruguay
23 October 1985
 
22 May 1996
   
(2021)
 
   
   
 
Venezuela
20 October 1990
   
1 Sep.-30 Nov. 2011
 
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ASIA
Afghanistan
 
 
 
Armenia
12 January 1989
   
12-21 October 2011
 
(14-23 October 2021)
 
Azerbaijan
12 January 1989
 
27 January 1999
 
13-22 April 2009
 
(2019)
 
Bahrain (3)
16 November 1991
 
7 April 2001
 
27 April 2010
 
(2020)
 
Bangladesh
11 March 1991
     
(2021)
 
Bhutan
 
   
(30 may 2016)
 
Brunei Darussalam
7 August 1991
 
21 August 2001
 
20 Jun.-3 Jul. 2011
 
(2021)
 
Cambodia
   
(3 March 2018)
 
China
1 July 1990
     
(2020)
 
China - Hong Kong SAR
11 March 1986
15 March 1996
(30 Jun.-2 Aug. 2016)
15 March 1991
     
(2021)
 
China - Macao SAR
30 August 1991
     
(7-21 August 2016)
 
   
 
   
   
(August 2021)
 
Cyprus
1 October 1992
   
1 October 2011
 
(1 October 2021)
 
Georgia
12 January 1989
 
17 January 2002
   
(2024)
 
India
1 March 1991
     
(9-28 February 2021)
 
Indonesia
31 October 1990
     
(2020)
 
Iran, Islamic Republic of
22 September 1986
 
23 Oct.-16 Nov. 1996
 
28 Oct.-17 Nov. 2006
 
(2016)
 
11 December 1991
 
.
 
24 Oct.-13 Nov. 2011
 
Iraq
17 October 1987
 
16 October 1997
 
 
 
Israel(4)
     
(2018)
 
Japan
1 October 1985
1 October 1995
 
1 October 2015
 
1 October 1988
1 October 1998
 
.
   
(1 October 2020)
 
.
 
[2003]
.
 
Jordan    
 
30 Nov.-10 Dec. 2015
 
Kazakhstan
12 January 1989
 
26 February 1999
   
(2020)
 
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
31 December 1993
 
1-15 October 2008
 
(2018)
 
Korea, Republic of      
1-15 November 2015
 
     
(1 November 2020)
 
Kuwait
20 April 1985
 
20 April 1995
   
(2020)
 
   
 
   
   
Kyrgyzstan
12 January 1989
 
24 March 1999
 
24 Mar.-3 Apr. 2009
 
(2019)
 
Lao People's Democratic Republic
1 March 1985
1 March 1995
   
1-7 March 2015
 
Lebanon
 
 
 
 
Malaysia
14 August 1991
     
(2020)
 
Maldives
25-28 March 1985
 
25 March 1995
   
(2019)
 
  8 March 1990
   
20-27 September 2014
 
Mongolia
5 January 1989
     
(2020)
 
Myanmar
 
 
30 Mar.-10 Apr. 2014
 
(2024)
 
Nepal
22 June 1991
 
22 June 2001
   
(2021)
 
Oman      
(2020)
 
Pakistan
   
 
(2016)
 
Palestine, State of
     
(2017)
 
Philippines
1 May 1990
     
1-31 August 2015
 
.
 
1 September 1995
   
(May 2020)
 
Qatar
  16 March 1986
 
1 March 1997
   
20 April 2015
 
  
   
  
 
(20 April 2020)
 
Saudi Arabia      
(2020)
 
Singapore (3)
30 June 1990
     
(30 June 2020)
 
Sri Lanka
   
27 Feb.-21 Mar. 2012
 
(2022)
 
Syrian Arab Republic
3-9 September 1994
 
22 September 2004
 
 
Tajikistan
12 January 1989
 
20 January 2000
   
(2020)
 
Thailand
1 April 1990
     
(2020)
 
Timor-Leste
31 October 1990
       
Turkey (4)
20 October 1985
 
30 October 1997
3 Oct.-30 Nov. 2011
 
(2021)
 
21 October 1990
 
22 October 2000
.
 
Turkmenistan
12 January 1989
 
10 January 1995
 
15-26 December 2012
 
(2022)
 
United Arab Emirates
17-23 December 1985
 
17 December 1995
   
  
 
 
   
(2020)
 
Uzbekistan
12 January 1989
 
 
 
Viet Nam
1 April 1989
     
(2019)
 
Yemen
1-18 February 1986
  
 
  
 
-
 
29-30 March 1988
.
 
.
 
16-17 December 1994
   
 
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EUROPE    
Albania
12 April 1989
     
(1 October 2021)
 
Andorra
12 July 1989
 
31 December 2011
(2021)
 
Austria
15 May 1991
 
15 May 2001
(31 October 2021)
Belarus
12 January 1989
     
4-30 October 2019
 
Belgium (4)
1 March 1991
   
1 January 2011
 
(1 January 2021)
 
Bosnia Herzegovina
31 March 1991
 
 
1-15 October 2013
 
(2023)
 
Bulgaria
4 December 1985
     
(2021)
 
4 December 1992
 
.
 
.
 
Channel Islands - Guernsey
23 March 1986
   
31 March 2015
 
21 April 1991
   
 
Channel Islands - Jersey
23 March 1986
10 March 1996
 
  
 
(2021)
 
10 March 1991
     
Croatia
31 March 1991
     
(2021)
 
Czech Republic (4)
3 March 1991
     
(March 2021)
 
Denmark (3)
1 January 1991
 
1 January 2001
 
1 January 2011
 
(1 January 2021)
 
Estonia(4)
12 January 1989
     
(2021)
 
Faeroe Islands
1 January 1990
1 January 2000
 
(2021)
 
Finland (3)
17 November 1985
 
31 December 1995
 
  
 
(2021)
 
31 December 1990
   
31 December 2010
 
France
5 March 1990
   
1 January 2015
 
Germany (8) (18)
25 May 1987
30 September 1995
 
(1 January 2021)
 
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(12)
.  
Gibraltar
14 October 1991
     
(2022)
 
Greece
17 March 1991
 
18 March 2001
 
10-24 May 2011
 
(2021)
 
Holy See
1 July 2009
(2019)
 
Hungary
1 January 1990
     
(2021)
 
Iceland (4)
31 December 2011
(2021)
 
Ireland
13 April 1986
28 April 1996
   
24 Apr.-23 May 2016
 
21 April 1991
     
(2021)
 
Isle of Man
6-7 April 1986
     
24 April 2016
 
14 April 1991
   
27 March 2011
 
Italy(4)
20 October 1991
     
(2021)
 
Latvia (4)
12 January 1989
     
(1 January 2021)
 
Liechtenstein (4)
 
 
 
31 December 2015
 
4 December 1990
     
(31 December 2020)
 
Lithuania (4)
12 January 1989
     
(1 January 2021)
 
Luxembourg
1 March 1991
   
1 February 2011
 
(2021)
 
Malta
16 November 1985
 
26 November 1995
   
(2021)
 
 
 
 
 
21 Nov.-18 Dec. 2011
 
Monaco (3)
23 July 1990
     
(8 Jun.-31 Jul. 2016)
 
Montenegro
31 March 1991
 
31 October 2003
   
(2021)
 
Netherlands (4)
1 January 1991
   
1 January 2011
 
(1 January 2021)
 
Norway (3)
3 November 1990
   
19 November 2011
 
(1 January 2021)
 
Poland (4)
  6 December 1988
     
(1 Apr.-30 Jun. 2021)
 
Portugal
15 April 1991
     
(2021)
 
Republic of Moldova
12 January 1989
 
5-12 October 2004
   
(2024)
 
Romania      
(2021)
 
Russian Federation
12 January 1989
 
9 October 2002
   
(2020)
 
San Marino
 
(2020)
 
Serbia
31 March 1991
 
31 March 2002
 
(31 March 2021)
 
Slovakia
3 March 1991
     
(2021)
 
Slovenia
31 March 1991
   
1 January 2015
 
 
 
(1 January 2018)
 
 
 
(1 January 2021)
Spain (4)
1 March 1991
   
1 November 2011
 
(1 January 2021)
 
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (3)
3 November 1990
 
3 November 2001
 
19 November 2011
 
(2021)
 
Sweden (3)
1 November 1985
 
 
31 December 2011
 
(31 December 2021)
 
1 November 1990
 
 
 
 
 
Switzerland (4)
4 December 1990
   
31 December 2010
 
(2021)
 
The Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia
31 March 1991
   
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(19)
 
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Ukraine
12 January 1989
   
 
(2020)
 
United Kingdom
- England and Wales
21 April 1991
     
(21 March 2021)
 
- Scotland
21 April 1991
     
(21 March 2021)
 
- Northern Ireland
21 April 1991
     
(21 March 2021)
 
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OCEANIA    
American Samoa
1 April 1990
   
1 April 2010
 
(April 2020)
 
Australia
30 June 1986
     
(9 August 2016)
 
30 June 1991
     
(2021)
 
Cook Islands
  1 December 1986
 
1 December 1996
   
(December 2016)
 
  1 December 1991
   
21 Nov.-9 Dec. 2011
 
Fiji
31 August 1986
     
(2017)
 
French Polynesia
6 September 1988
     
(2017)
 
  
   
22 Aug.-18 Sep. 2012
 
Guam
  1 April 1990
     
(April 2020)
 
Kiribati
10 May 1985
 
7 November 1995
   
7 November 2015
 
7 November 1990
   
7 November 2010
 
Marshall Islands
13 November 1988
   
4 Apr.-9 May 2011
 
(2019)
 
Micronesia, Federated States of
1985-1989
     
(2020)
 
 
 
 
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Nauru
17 April 1992
 
23 September 2002
 
31 Oct.-14 Nov. 2012
 
(2022)
 
New Caledonia
 4 April 1989
 
16 April 1996
   
(2019)
 
  
 
31 August 2004
 
26 August 2014
 
New Zealand
4 March 1986
 
5 March 1996
   
(March 2018)
 
5 March 1991
     
Niue
29 September 1986
   
(2016)
 
3 November 1991
   
11 September 2011
 
Norfolk Island
30 June 1986
   
8 August 2006
 
(9 August 2016)
 
6 August 1991
   
9 August 2011
 
Northern Mariana Islands
1 April 1990
   
1 April 2010
 
(April 2020)
 
  
 
9 September 1995
 
  
 
Palau
Jan.-Mar. 1986
 
9 September 1995
   
13 April 2015
 
1 April 1990
   
1 April 2010
 
 
 
 
December 2012
 
 
Papua New Guinea
11 July 1990
   
10 July 2011
 
(2020)
 
Pitcairn (11)
31 December 1991
 
31 December 2007
 
31 December 2015
 
Samoa
3-4 November 1986
     
(7 November 2016)
 
5 November 1991
 
   
 
7 November 2011
 
(November 2021)
 
Solomon Islands    
9-30 November 2009
 
(2019)
 
Tokelau
10 October 1986
 
11 November 1996
   
(October 2016)
 
  
   
18 October 2011
 
Tonga
28 November 1986
 
30 November 1996
   
(2016)
 
Tuvalu
1 June 1985
 
4 November 2012
 
(2022)
 
17 November 1991
 
   
 
  
 
Vanuatu
20 January 1986
16-30 November 1999
   
(2016)
 
16 May 1989
 
  
 
  
 
(2019)
 
Wallis and Futuna Islands
11 December 1990
 
21 Jul.-16 Aug. 2008
 
(2018)
 
  
   
22 Jul.-17 Aug. 2013
 
 
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Foot notes
(P) Population census only.
(H) Housing census only.
(1) Urban census only.
(2) Enumeration of settled population was in November 1986 and of nomads in February 1987.
(3) Population figures compiled from administrative registers.
(4) Population figures compiled from administrative registers in combination with other sources of data, such as sample surveys.
(5) The population by-censuses for 1986 and 1996 were based on one-in-seven sample of the population, while that for 2006 was based on one-in-ten sample of the population.
(6) Enumeration of former Yemen Arab Republic.
(7) Enumeration of former Democratic Yemen.
(8) Through accession of the German Democratic Republic to the Federal Republic of Germany with effect from 3 October 1990, the two German States have united to form one sovereign State. As from the date of unification, the Federal Republic of Germany acts in the United Nations under the designation 'Germany'.
(9) Enumeration of former Federal Republic of Germany.
(10) Combined with agricultural census.
(11) No formal census conducted. A count of numbers of each family group by name, sex, age and whether permanent or expatriate resident is made on 30 or 31 December each year.
(12) A register-based test census was conducted on 5 December 2001 on a sample of 1.2% of the population.
(13) Due to the circumstances, the census was conducted again in 2004.
(14) Census not carried out on the territory of Kosovo and Metohia.
(15) Rolling Census based on continuous sample survey.
(16) Census was planned to be conducted using staggered enumerations province by province. At the end of 2014, only 6 of the 34 provinces had been enumerated.
(17) Traditional decennial census with full field enumeration, and a continuous sample survey.
(18) Population figures compiled from administrative registers and sample surveys while data on housing characteristics are collected through full field enumeration.
(19) Cancelled.
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