The Floridablanca Census, carried out during the reign of Charles III in 1787, is one of the first censuses carried out using modern accounting techniques. Its aim was to establish the number of the population and to see what trades they carried out. Its data, collected from all the inhabitants of each municipality, are divided by sex, age, profession and marital status. On a collective level they collect data related to the number of hospitals, houses of religion, prisons, etc. 10,268,110 inhabitants were counted in Spain, with varying population densities (the average was 22.7 ahb/Km2). The linked INE wen offers the 6 volumes that correspond to the census and which are divided by geographical areas.
Project: 3. Rural world and urban world in the formation of the European identity., 4. Family, daily life and social inequality in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Historical source
Format: 6 volumes
Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística
Owner: Pablo Ballesta Fernández (Modernalia)
Copyright: © Instituto Nacional de Estadística
Abstract: Repository of the volumes of the Floridablanca Census compiled by INEImage