The Ministry of Planning and Investment, through the Lao Statistics Bureau, conducted the Lao Population and Housing census in 2015. This census is the fourth in a series of periodic censuses being undertaken in this country every 10 year starting from 1985. The data collection for this census took place on 1-7 March 2015. Funding for the Census mainly from the Lao Government with support from the Chinese Government as well as from international organization which include the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), World Bank (WB), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
This report is the first to be generated from the 2015 Population and Housing Census. The main objective of this report is to disseminate some of the key results of the census which are deemed of immediate importance to planners, policy makers and other data users. The report includes data on total number of households, total population and their distribution by geographical area and by sex. The report also includes information on number of villages in the country and their characteristics with respect to presence of certain types of infrastructure such as school, market center, electricity, public water distribution system and access to roads.
For more Information Contract: Data Dissemination Division, Department of Data Service Tel: 021 264322