Download microdata of population records from Brazil's census. Data collected in the sample component of the questionnaire.

  year = 2010,
  columns = NULL,
  add_labels = NULL,
  as_data_frame = FALSE,
  showProgress = TRUE,
  cache = TRUE



Numeric. Year of reference in the format yyyy. Defaults to 2010.


String. A vector of column names to keep. The rest of the columns are not read. Defaults to NULL and read all columns.


Character. Whether the function should add labels to the responses of categorical variables. When add_labels = "pt", the function adds labels in Portuguese. Defaults to NULL.


Logical. When FALSE (Default), the function returns an Arrow Dataset, which allows users to work with larger-than-memory data. If TRUE, the function returns data.frame.


Logical. Defaults to TRUE display download progress bar. The progress bar only reflects only the downloading time, not the time to load the data to memory.


Logical. Whether the function should read the data cached locally, which is much faster. Defaults to TRUE. The first time the user runs the function, censobr will download the file and store it locally so that the file only needs to be download once. If FALSE, the function will download the data again and overwrite the local file.


An arrow Dataset or a "data.frame" object.

See also


# return data as arrow Dataset
df <- read_population(year = 2010,
                      showProgress = FALSE)
#> Downloading data and storing it locally for future use.