Addition of tabulations from IPUMS International microdata
February 21, 2023
IHGIS now includes data tabulated from IPUMS International microdata samples. We defined a standard set of thirty tabulations, covering demographics, employment, education, and household utilities and amenities. This set of tabulations was generated from each microdata sample, to the extent that the required variables were present in the microdata. These tabulations were originally created for IPUMS Terra and are preserved in IHGIS as part of the legacy of the Terra project. See the dataset descriptions page for additional information.
We have also added the ability to view datasets by world region or by decade in the datasets filter panel.
New data for Belize, Gambia, and Togo
January 23, 2023
We have released data tables and GIS boundary files for the Belize 2010 Population and Housing Census, The Gambia 2013 Population and Housing Census (preliminary results), and Togo 2010 General Census of Population and Housing. Belize and Togo include data and boundaries to the third administrative level (Belize cities/villages/towns and Togo cantons/quartiers). See the dataset descriptions and geography & GIS pages for more information, and use the data finder to browse and request data.
Angola and Dominican Republic data added
July 21, 2022
We have released data tables and GIS boundary files for the Angola 2014 General Population and Housing Census and the Dominican Republic 2010 National Population and Housing Census (including data to the Municipal district level). See the dataset descriptions and geography & GIS pages for more information, and use the data finder to browse and request data.
Japan and Syria data added
May 16, 2022
We have released data tables and GIS boundary files the 2010 Population Census of Japan and the Syrian Arab Republic Population and Housing Census 2004. See the dataset descriptions and geography & GIS pages for more information, and use the data finder to browse and request data.
This release also incorporates some changes to the codes used to identify tables in other datasets, in preparation for providing additional tables for those datasets. Because these changes may cause inconsistencies with previous extract definitions, extracts made prior to the release have been marked as "retired." You will not be able to revise retired extracts for resubmission. You may still download the previously created extract files.
13 New Datasets Added
July 19, 2021
We have released data tables and GIS boundary files for 13 new datasets:
- Cook Islands 2011 Agricultural Census
- Cook Islands 2011 Population Census
- China 1997 Agricultural Census
- Estonia 2011 Population Census
- Latvia 2011Population Census
- Madagascar 2005 Agricultural Census
- Namibia 2001 Population Census
- Tunisia 2004 Population Census
- Tonga 2001 Agricultural Census
- Uganda 1991 Agricultural Census
- United Arab Emirates 2005 Population Census
- Vanuatu 2007 Agricultural Census
- Zambia 1992 Agricultural Census
Welcome to IPUMS IHGIS!
September 28, 2020
We are pleased to introduce the initial version of the IPUMS International Historical Geographic Information System (IHGIS). IHGIS provides data tables from censuses of population, housing, and agriculture from around the world, along with corresponding GIS boundary files. This initial release of IPUMS IHGIS includes 270 tables from twelve countries, drawn from nine population censuses and four agricultural censuses.
The data in IHGIS were originally published by national statistical offices of the respective countries, primarily in PDF documents. Data tables in these documents vary greatly in structure and are not easy to import into statistical or other analysis software. IHGIS extracts the data from the tables and provides them to users in a standardized, machine-readable structure.
We have more than 10,000 additional data tables in the pipeline and plan to release new data on a regular basis. Register now to be the first to know when new data are available and be notified of opportunities to provide feedback on prioritizing datasets for future releases.