Brazil: share of population 1991-2010, by ethnicity

This statistic presents a timeline with the main ethnicities of the Brazilian population between 1991 and 2010. According to the most recent national census conducted in 2010, approximately 43.1 percent of the people residing in Brazil identified as 'pardos' (brown-skinned), whereas 7.6 percent of the population claimed to be black.

Share of population in Brazil between 1991 and 2010, by skin color

199120002010
Indigenous0.2%0.4%0.4%
Yellow0.4%0.5%1.1%
Brown*42.4%38.9%43.1%
Black5%6.1%7.6%
White51.6%53.4%47.7%
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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

Brazil

Survey time period

Between 1991 and 2010

Supplementary notes

* This category includes people with various shades of brown skin. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), brown-skinned people ('pardos') are Brazilians with mixed ethnic ancestry.
The IBGE conducts a population census every ten years. The next official population census is scheduled for 2020.
The source does not provide any information regarding missing percentage points to 100 percent.

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