Regional Data - Census 1961 (West German States)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Blasius, Jörg (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Antoine, Gregor (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Demography and population
    • Rural economics
  • Abstract

    Population data at the state level on the basis of the 1961 census. Topics: Surface area in square kilometers; population as of 1939, 1950 and 1961; marital status and age categories of the population; religious affiliation; number of one-person and multiple-person households; people in institutions; sources of income; influx and outflux; information on employment; status in profession; commuters; number of agricultural companies; surface areas used for farming; areas used to grow grain and harvest size; availability of hospitals.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1961
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG without West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Regional data at the state level
Collection Mode
  • Aggregate data from documents from the state bureaus of the census
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Text Unit
    Number of Units: 10
    Number of Variables: 86
Data sets for the year 1961 but with a different aggregate level are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1828 and 1829. These data sets contain the same variable structure. The data sets for the years 1950 and 1970 can be found under ZA Study Nos. 1832, 1833 as well as 1740 to 1742.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1827 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22