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The G. B. Pant Social Science Institute is renowned for its significant contributions to social sciences research. Since its establishment, the institute has initiated various programs aimed at delivering high-quality education, fostering skill development, establishing study centres, promoting innovative activities, and engaging with communities to drive social and economic development at both the state and national levels. In an effort to broaden the scope of social research, the institute has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Directorate of Census Operation, Uttar Pradesh. This collaboration is designed to support researchers, social scientists, academicians, and data enthusiasts. The establishment of the "Census Data Research Workstation" at the institute, through the signing of the MOU on April 25, 2023, marks a significant milestone. This workstation is the second of its kind in the state of Uttar Pradesh, following the precedent set by Banaras Hindu University. It underscores the institute's commitment to facilitating and advancing social research initiatives in collaboration with key partners.


  • The primary goal behind the establishment of the "Census Data Research Workstation" at the G. B. Pant Social Science Institute in Prayagraj is to provide a valuable resource for educational institutions, universities, educators, researchers, students, and data users in the regions, with the additional objective of fostering and supporting research efforts.

  • Utilizing micro-level census data holds significant importance in shaping policies for various developmental initiatives, enabling effective monitoring, and facilitating the evaluation of plans.

  • Researchers at this workstation have convenient access to soft copies of all published census tables. This accessibility allows them to explore diverse micro-level data related to the census for their respective studies and research endeavours.

  • Positioned within the institute's Computer Center, the "Census Data Research Workstation" stands as a valuable hub for teachers, scientists, researchers, students, and other data users interested in conducting social, economic, and demographic research at both national and state levels.

Data availability

  • Sample micro census data from 2001 to 2011

  • Census data tables from 1872 to 2011 in PDF format

  • Census data tables from 1991 to 2011 in Excel format

Contents of the data

  • Housing conditions, household amenities, and assets, housing and slums

  • Town and village amenities -General population estimates at the level of villages in rural areas and wards in urban areas

  • General economic characteristics such as economic activities and main and marginal workers

  • Social and cultural attributes like education, language, religion, marriage, etc. 

  • Migration: Place of birth, place of last residence, reasons for migration, etc. 

  • Fertility: Children ever born, surviving children, currently married women, etc.

  • Houseless population and household size

  • Civil registration: Birth rates and death rates

Data access

You may access the data from the institute with a prior approval from the steering committee of the workstation. You may want to send your application to the In-charge, Census Data Research Workstation, G. B. Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Prayagraj – 211019. While you apply to acquire the data, please get a request letter from the competent authority of your institute. You may also send an email requesting the approval from the steering committee and queries at

G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Jhusi, Prayagraj-211019, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA

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