Brazil has 207.8 million inhabitants, shows preview of 2022 Census
December 28, 2022 11h35 AM | Last Updated: December 28, 2022 03h25 PM
- Data were calculated based on the 2022 Census questionnaires answered up to December 25 and use the preliminary result in the municipalities where the data collection had already finished and a combination of collected data and estimates for the other municipalities.
- The information released was delivered to the TCU to calculate the distribution of the Municipal Revenue Sharing Fund (FPM).
- The table with the estimated population for each municipality will be published in the Brazilian Official Gazette (DOU).
The IBGE releases today (28) the preliminary population of the municipalities based on the data collected by the 2022 Population Census up to December 25, which shows that Brazil reached 207,750,291 inhabitants this year. See the complete list here.
The release aims at observing the law that establishes that the IBGE should provide, on an annual basis, the calculation of the population of each one of the 5,570 Brazilian municipalities to the Brazilian Court of Audit (TCU). Following a statistical model, the IBGE provides a preliminary result for 2022 from 83.9% of the enumerated population.
“The model adopted was very studied and it was approved by the 2022 Census Advisory Commission, which scrutinized the process developed to provide the TCU and the society with the best real and technical data possible,” states Cimar Azeredo, the IBGE´s Director of Surveys.
IBGE adopted statistical model to produce the preliminary population
The IBGE studied proposals to observe the legal obligations related to the release of the municipal populations. After several analyses, the IBGE team concluded that the best model is the one that uses 2022 Census data in the municipalities where the data collection had finished and a combination of collected data and estimates for the other municipalities. “The IBGE´s mission is to portray the reality. While discussing the proposals, we chose the one that gets as close as possible the population reality of the households in Brazil,” explains Luciano Duarte, the Census Technical Coordinator.
The information released was delivered today (28) to the TCU to calculate the distribution of the Municipal Revenue Sharing Fund (FPM), according to the number of inhabitants. The table containing the preliminary population for each municipality was published in the Brazilian Official Gazette (DOU). The methodological note and the population estimates for the 5,570 Brazilian municipalities and for the 27 Federation Units can be seen here.
|Preliminary population calculated based on the results of the 2022 Population Census up to December 25, 2022|
|BRAZIL AND FEDERATION UNITS||POPULATION|
|Rio Grande do Norte||3,303,953|
|Rio de Janeiro||16,615,526|
|Rio Grande do Sul||11,088,065|
|Mato Grosso do Sul||2,833,742|
|Source: IBGE, Diretoria de Pesquisas - DPE - Coordenação Técnica do Censo Demográfico - CTD|
Households not yet enumerated should call Disk Census 137
Up to December 25 this year, 83.9% of the population had already been enumerated, adding up to 87.7 million private households and more than 178 million people. The 2022 Census is collecting data since August 1st and it will continue during January 2023.
Residents of the households where nobody answered the 2022 Census should call Disk Census 137, which attends every state in Brazil. The service will be available gradually in the municipalities, according to the progress of the data collection in each place. Click here to check whether the Disk Census is available in your municipality.
The call is free of charge and can be made from any landline or cellular telephone every day from 8 AM to 9:30 PM.