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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.