oa East African Geographical Review - Geographical aspects of the Tanzania population census 1967

Volume 1968, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1937-6812



A complete population census was held in Tanzania in August 1967. It was an enumeration of the de facto population with reference to the night of 26/27th August. That is, people were not recorded by their usual place of residence but according to where they were at the specified time. This was the third general census - as opposed to population count or estimate - to be held. Tanganyika and Zanzibar each had a census in 1948, while Tanganyika had one again in 1957 and Zanzibar a census in 1958. Tanzania is therefore fortunate amongst East African countries - indeed amongst tropical African countries - in having had three equally spaced full enumerations. Kenya and Uganda were also included in the census operation in 1948, but each has had only one census since. The Uganda census took place in 1959 and that of Kenya in 1962.

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