It is my pleasure to welcome you to the official website of the Population and Housing Census of Bhutan 2005 (PHCB 2005).
On May 30th and 31st 2005, Bhutan conducted its first ever Population and Housing Census in accordance with international standards as prescribed by the UN with financial and technical assistance from the UNFPA. The PHCB 2005 was undertaken on the basis of the command received from His Majesty the King and the resolution of the 82nd National Assembly of Bhutan.
The Results of the Population and Housing Census of Bhutan 2005 provides a valuable data on population, age-sex structure, migration, fertility and mortality, health and sanitation, households and housing charateristics etc.
If you are interested in knowing more about the census procedures and methodology, read the overview which will give you a background and a general idea of what it is about, or download our in-depth appraisal. The FAQ page answers some of the most commonly asked questions, but you can still get in touch with us to clear doubts.
We would like to thank every individual for their cooperation without which the PHCB 2005 would not have been successful. Last but not the least I would like to make a special mention of the resource personnel, trainer for the trainees, census enumerators, census coordinators and the dzongkhag, gewog and throm coordinators.
Dr. Sonam Tenzin,