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Cameroon Population and Housing Census 1976 - IPUMS


General Info
Cameroon (CMR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/1976 - 04/1976
Data type
  • De facto
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

Censuses provide population numbers, household or family size and composition, and information on sex and age distribution. They often include other demographic, economic, and health-related topics as well. The 1976 Cameroon census was both de facto and de jure. The census days were from April 9-24, 1976, and data were collected through face-to-face interviews.

A 10% self-weighted sample of households from the census (736,514 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.

Publication year 
Suggested citation 

Minnesota Population Center, National Institute of Statistics (Cameroon), Central Bureau of the Census and Population Studies (Cameroon). Cameroon Population and Housing Census 1976 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2013