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Cameroon Population and Housing Census 1987 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Recensement Général de la Population et de l'Habitat 1987
Cameroon (CMR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
04/1987 - 04/1987
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 1987 Cameroon census was both de facto and de jure. The census days were from April 14-28, 1987, and data were collected through face-to-face interviews.

A 10% self-weighted sample of households from the census (897,211 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 1987 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2013