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Lao Population and Housing Census 2015

This dataset contains detailed and disaggregated information on demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the country’s population and households at village, district and provincial level. Those thematic information are general demographic characteristics, migration, literacy and education, health and disabilities, ethnicity and religion, economic activities, poverty and inequality, and living conditions.

The 4th Population and Housing Census (PHC) 2015 was conducted from March 1-7, 2015 according to Prime Ministerial Decree No.89/PM, dated September 11, 2013. The PHC has been conducted in the country every 10 years since 1985.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Access to education
  • Adult literacy
  • Ethnic minorities and indigenous people
  • Migration
  • Population and censuses
  • Poverty reduction
  • Public health
  • Social development
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • English
  • Lao
Use limitations Government data
Dataset reference date February 11, 2021
Temporal extent's start date January 1, 2015
Temporal extent's end date January 1, 2015
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
West bounding coordinates -296104.6875
East bounding coordinates 1240110080.0
South bounding coordinates -13.942138889198304
North bounding coordinates 1374621312.0
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 (EPSG:4326) (CRS:84)
Completeness Completed.
Process Step The original data was downloaded from, and visualized in GeoServer.
Lineage Lao DECIDE (
Responsible party Lao Statistics Bureau Luang Prabang Road, Vientiane, Lao PDR Telephone: 856 (0) 21 214740, 856 (0) 21 242023 E-mail: Contact Data Service: 856-21-264322 E-mail:
Update Frequency not planned

No license given

Copyright Yes
Version 1.0
Keywords Lao Population Census,census 2015,general demographic characteristic,literacy and education,Health and disabilities,poverty and inequality,indigenous people
Date uploaded February 12, 2021, 16:55 (UTC)
Date modified September 23, 2021, 03:05 (UTC)