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SHD Demographic Historical Series

The Demographic Historical Series statistical operation compiles historical data from various sources regarding changes in the population and events involving the natural population movement in Catalonia.

It includes data from the hearth taxes (15th and 16th centuries) and the evolution of the actual population of Catalan municipalities from 1717 to 1991, the last year in which the population was subject to a headcount.

In addition, it provides counts on the number of births, deaths and marriages in Catalonia and by provinces (from 1858 to 1974). It also contains the census data on population structure (from 1857 to 1970), marital status (from 1857 to 1970), place of birth (from 1877 to 1970), education (from 1857 to 1970), relationship with economic activity (from 1860 to 1950), the female population according to the number of children born (from 1920 to 1970) and family structures in 1970. Finally, it provides information on types of housing in 1970 and 1980.

This data is the result of the research carried out by Idescat in collaboration with the Centre of Demographic Studies of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The housing data comes from the Ministry of Territory and Sustainability.

Geographical area: Catalonia

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