Established by Presidential Decree N ° 2015/397 of September 15, 2015 and entrusted to the Central Census Office mainly to update the statistical source which allows to have, exhaustively, detailed data up to the finest geographical level on the demographic, economic and socio-cultural characteristics of the population.
The main enumeration exercice is a nationwide acivity which consist in determinating the total population size, its geographical distribution as well as its socio-demographic and cultural characteristics, household production equipement and tools, as well natural and migratory movements.
The exercice shall take place within households throughout the national territory and at the same time.
The 4th General Population and Housing Census shall be digital, and data shall be collected in the field using smartphones.
The fourth Census shall takes four weeks. The first week shall be reserved for identifying the enumeration areas as well as the structures and households.
The persons to be enumerated shall be enumarated in their residence, that is where they live, whether they are present or temporarily absent. Whatever the case, the houshold head shall answer the question of the enumerators. The enumerator shall use his smartphone to carry ou this exercice.
The main enumeration exercice shall concern all physical persons living within the territory of the Republic of Cameroon.
The main enumeration exercice shall be carried out by enumerators identified by their khaki sleeveless jackets bearing the inscription « Main Enumeration Exercice » both on their jackets and badges.
Those not concerned by the exercice are members of diplomatic and consular corps as well as their family members.
Theys hall concern place and date of birth nationality ; place of residence ; level of education ; professional qualification and type of activity ; the official language and mother tongue read, written and spoken ; martial status ; number of children ; housing caracteristics ; etc.
Yes. All personal informations collected shall be proteced by the law and shall under no circumstances be disclosed. During the data-processing exercice, your name shall not remain in the databases. All persons involved in the process are bound by profession secrecy.