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French Equivalent: Population des institutions

The institutional population comprises persons who are not members of households. These include persons living in military installations, correctional and penal institutions, dormitories of schools and universities, religious institutions, hospitals and so forth.

Persons living in hotels or boarding houses are not part of the institutional population and should be distinguished as members of one- or multi-person households, on the basis of the arrangements that they make for providing themselves with the essentials for living.

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, paras. 1.330, 1.331.

Cross References:
Institutional households (Eurostat)

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003