About this portal
This portal offers both country-specific information (such as
enumeration dates, questionnaires and relevant legal documents) as well
as more generic materials to assist countries carry out successful
census projects, from preparation and resource mobilization through data
collection, analysis and dissemination. The information was provided by
UNFPA Country Offices, the United Nations Statistical Division, and the
National Statistical Offices. For further details or census experiences,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a census?
The traditional population and housing census is among the most complex and massive peacetime exercises a nation undertakes. It requires mapping the entire country, figuring out what technologies should be employed, mobilizing and training legions of enumerators, conducting a major public campaign, canvassing all households, collecting individual information, compiling hundreds of thousands or millions of completed questionnaires, monitoring procedures and results, and analyzing and disseminating the data.