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Last update: 21 April 2014
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 (Date)  It is expected that a census will be held on the date indicated.
[  ] A census was planned for that year but there is no information available to the United Nations Statistics Division that it was carried out.
(...) It is expected that a census will be held during the decade.
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No census taken or planned in the period indicated.


Countries or areas
1990 round of censuses
1985-1994
2000 round of censuses
1995-2004
2010 round of censuses
2005-2014
AFRICA
Algeria
20 March 1987
     
Angola
 
 
(16-31 May 2014)
 
Benin
15 February 1992
   
11-25 May 2013
 
Botswana
21 August 1991
     
Burkina Faso
10-20 December 1985
10 December 1996
   
Burundi
16-30 August 1990
 
   
Cameroon
10 April 1987
 
   
Cape Verde
23 June 1990
     
Central African Republic
  8 December 1988
   
(2014)
 
Chad  
 
20 May-20 June 2009
 
Comoros
15 September 1991
 
16-30 September 2003
 
(2014)
 
Congo
20 Nov.-5 Dec. 1994
 
28 April 2007
 
Côte d'Ivoire
1 March 1988
   
10 Mar.-9 Apr. 2014
 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
 
 
 
Djibouti
 
   
Egypt
17-18 November 1986
 
19 November 1996
   
Equatorial Guinea
4 July 1994
February 2002
 
(2014)
 
Eritrea
 
 
 
Ethiopia  
   
Gabon
1-31 July 1993
December 2003
 
22 May 2013
 
Gambia
15 April 1993
 
8-28 April 2013
 
Ghana
 
26 March 2000
   
Guinea
   
1-21 March 2014
 
Guinea Bissau
1 December 1991
 
   
Kenya
24 August 1989
   
Lesotho
12 April 1986
14 April 1996
   
Liberia
 
   
Libya Arab Jamahiriya
 
11 August 1995
 
15 Apr.-7 May 2006
 
Madagascar
1 August 1993
 
 
 
Malawi
1-21 September 1987
     
Mali
1-30 April 1987
   
1-14 April 2009
 
Mauritania
5-20 April 1988
 
1-15 November 2000
 
25 Mar.-8 Apr. 2013
 
Mauritius
1 July 1990
(P)
5 Feb.-17 Jun. 1990
(H)
Mayotte
 
 
31 Jul.-27 Aug. 2007
 
Morocco
2 September 1994
   
(September 2014)
 
Mozambique
   
Namibia
21 October 1991
   
28 Aug.-10 Sep. 2011
 
Niger
20 May-3 Jun. 1988
   
10-24 December 2012
 
Nigeria
26 November 1991
   
Réunion
15 March 1990
 
8 March 1999
   
Rwanda
15 August 1991
     
Saint Helena ex. dep.
22 February 1987
 
8 March 1998
 
10 February 2008
 
Sao Tomé and Principé
4 August 1991
   
13 May 2012
 
Senegal
27 May 1988
   
19 Nov.-9 Dec. 2013
 
Seychelles
17 August 1987
   
26 August 1994
   
 
Sierra Leone
15 December 1985
   
(6 December 2014)
 
Somalia
15 February 1987
 
(...)
 
South Africa
5 March 1985
   
>
 
  7 March 1991
     
South Sudan
15 April 1993
 
21 Apr.-5 Jun. 2008
 
Sudan
15 April 1993
   
Swaziland
25 August 1986
   
28 Apr.-14 May 2007
 
Togo
 
   
Tunisia
20 April 1994
 
28 April 2004
 
(23 Apr.-15 May 2014)
 
Uganda
12-19 January 1991
   
(27 August 2014)
 
United Republic of Tanzania
28 August 1988
     
Western Sahara
 
 
(...)
 
Zambia
20 August 1990
     
Zimbabwe
18 August 1992
 
17-27 August 2002
   
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AMERICA, NORTH    
Anguilla
13 April 1992
     
Antigua and Barbuda
28 May 1991
28 May 2001
 
27 May 2011
 
Aruba
  6 October 1991
 
14 October 2000
   
Bahamas
1 May 1990
     
Barbados
2 May 1990
 
1 May 2000
   
Belize
12 May 1991
     
Bermuda
20 May 1991
 
20 May 2000
   
British Virgin Islands
12 May 1991
 
21 May 2001
 
12 July 2010
 
Canada
  3 June 1986
     
  4 June 1991
     
Cayman Islands
15 October 1989
     
Costa Rica
     
Cuba
   
14-24 September 2012
 
Dominica
12 May 1991
 
12 May 2001
 
14 May 2011
 
Dominican Republic
24-25 September 1993
     
El Salvador
27 Sep.-6 Oct. 1992
 
   
Greenland (3)
Grenada
12 May 1991
 
25 May 2001
 
12 May 2011
 
Guadeloupe
15 March 1990
 
8 March 1999
   
Guatemala
17-30 April 1994
   
(2014)
 
Haiti
 
11 January 2003
 
(2014)
 
Honduras
29 May 1988
   
10-25 August 2013
 
Jamaica
7 April 1991
   
5 Apr.-31 Aug. 2011
 
Martinique
15 March 1990
 
8 March 1999
   
Mexico    
4-29 October 2005
 
   
 
   
   
Montserrat
12 May 1991
 
12 May 2001
 
12 May 2011
 
Netherlands Antilles
27 January 1992
   
 
Nicaragua
 
25 April 1995
   
Panama
13 May 1990
     
Puerto Rico
1 April 1990
   
1 April 2010
 
St. Kitts and Nevis
12 May 1991
 
14 May 2001
 
15 May 2011
 
St. Lucia
12 May 1991
   
10 May 2010
 
St. Pierre and Miquelon
5 March 1990
 
8 March 1999
 
March 2006
 
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
12 May 1991
 
14 May 2001
 
12 May 2011
 
Trinidad and Tobago
  2 May 1990
     
Turks and Caicos Islands
31 May 1990
   
25 January 2012
 
United States of America
1 April 1990
United States Virgin Islands
1 April 1990
   
1 April 2010
 
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AMERICA, SOUTH
Argentina
15 May 1991
     
Bolivia
3 June 1992
     
Brazil
1 September 1991
 
1 August 1996
 
   
 
.
     
Chile
22 April 1992
     
Colombia
15 October 1985
 
   
24 October 1993
 
.
 
(2013 or 2014)
 
Ecuador
25 November 1990
     
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
16 November 1986
 
24 April 1996
 
8 October 2006
 
5 March 1991
 
8 April 2001
 
.
 
French Guiana
15 March 1990
     
Guyana
12 May 1991
     
Paraguay    
15 October 2012
 
Peru  
   
   
 
   
   
Suriname
 
31 March 2003
 
   
 
   
Uruguay
23 October 1985
 
22 May 1996
   
   
   
 
Venezuela
20 October 1990
   
1 Sep.-30 Nov. 2011
 
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ASIA
Afghanistan
 
 
(2011-2015)
Armenia
12 January 1989
   
12-21 October 2011
 
Azerbaijan
12 January 1989
 
27 January 1999
 
13-22 April 2009
 
Bahrain (3)
16 November 1991
 
7 April 2001
 
27 April 2010
 
Bangladesh
11 March 1991
     
Bhutan
 
   
Brunei Darussalam
7 August 1991
 
21 August 2001
 
20 Jun.-3 Jul. 2011
 
Cambodia
   
China
1 July 1990
     
China - Hong Kong SAR
11 March 1986
15 March 1996
15 March 1991
     
China - Macao SAR
30 August 1991
     
   
 
   
   
Cyprus
1 October 1992
   
1 October 2011
 
Georgia
12 January 1989
 
17 January 2002
   
India
1 March 1991
     
Indonesia
31 October 1990
     
Iran, Islamic Republic of
22 September 1986
 
23 Oct.-16 Nov. 1996
 
28 Oct.-17 Nov. 2006
 
11 December 1991
 
.
 
24 Oct.-13 Nov. 2011
 
Iraq
17 October 1987
 
16 October 1997
   
Israel(4)
     
Japan
1 October 1985
1 October 1995
 
1 October 1988
1 October 1998
.
   
.
 
[2003]
.
 
Jordan    
(November 2014)
 
Kazakhstan
12 January 1989
 
26 February 1999
   
Korea, Democratic People's Republic
31 December 1993
 
1-15 October 2008
 
Korea, Republic of      
     
Kuwait
20 April 1985
 
20 April 1995
   
   
 
   
   
Kyrgyzstan
12 January 1989
 
24 March 1999
 
24 Mar.-3 Apr. 2009
 
Lao People's Democratic Republic
1 March 1985
1 March 1995
   
Lebanon
 
 
(...)
 
Malaysia
14 August 1991
     
Maldives
25-28 March 1985
 
25 March 1995
   
  8 March 1990
   
(20-27 September 2014)
 
Mongolia
5 January 1989
     
Myanmar
 
 
30 Mar.-10 Apr. 2014
 
Nepal
22 June 1991
 
22 June 2001
   
Occupied Palestinian Territory
     
Oman      
Pakistan
   
(...)
 
Philippines
1 May 1990
     
.
 
1 September 1995
   
Qatar
  16 March 1986
 
1 March 1997
   
     
   
   
 
Saudi Arabia      
Singapore (3)
30 June 1990
     
Sri Lanka
   
27 Feb.-21 Mar. 2012
 
Syrian Arab Republic
3-9 September 1994
 
22 September 2004
 
(2014)
 
Tajikistan
12 January 1989
 
20 January 2000
   
Thailand
1 April 1990
     
Timor-Leste
31 October 1990
     
Turkey (4)
20 October 1985
 
30 October 1997
3 Oct.-30 Nov. 2011
 
21 October 1990
 
22 October 2000
.
 
Turkmenistan
12 January 1989
 
10 January 1995
 
15-26 December 2012
 
United Arab Emirates
17-23 December 1985
 
17 December 1995
   
  
 
 
   
Uzbekistan
12 January 1989
 
 
(...)
 
Viet Nam
1 April 1989
     
Yemen
1-18 February 1986
   
 
   
 
29-30 March 1988
.
 
.
 
16-17 December 1994
   
(17-27 December 2014)
 
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EUROPE    
Albania
12 April 1989
     
Andorra
12 July 1989
 
31 December 2011
Austria
15 May 1991
 
15 May 2001
Belarus
12 January 1989
     
Belgium (4)
1 March 1991
   
1 January 2011
 
Bosnia Herzegovina
31 March 1991
 
 
1-15 October 2013
 
Bulgaria
4 December 1985
     
4 December 1992
 
.
 
.
 
Channel Islands - Guernsey
23 March 1986
   
21 April 1991
   
 
Channel Islands - Jersey
23 March 1986
10 March 1996
 
   
 
10 March 1991
     
Croatia
31 March 1991
     
Czech Republic (4)
3 March 1991
     
Denmark (3)
1 January 1991
 
1 January 2001
 
1 January 2011
 
Estonia(4)
12 January 1989
     
Faeroe Islands
1 January 1990
1 January 2000
 
Finland (3)
17 November 1985
 
31 December 1995
 
   
 
31 December 1990
   
31 December 2010
 
France
5 March 1990
   
Germany (8) (18)
25 May 1987
30 September 1995
 
.  
(12)
.  
Gibraltar
14 October 1991
     
Greece
17 March 1991
 
18 March 2001
 
10-24 May 2011
 
Holy See
1 July 2009
Hungary
1 January 1990
     
Iceland (4)
31 December 2011
Ireland
13 April 1986
28 April 1996
   
21 April 1991
     
Isle of Man
6-7 April 1986
     
14 April 1991
   
.
 
Italy(4)
20 October 1991
     
Latvia (4)
12 January 1989
     
Liechtenstein (4)
4 December 1990
     
Lithuania (4)
12 January 1989
     
Luxembourg
1 March 1991
   
1 February 2011
 
Malta
16 November 1985
 
26 November 1995
   
   
 
   
 
21 Nov.-18 Dec. 2011
 
Monaco (3)
23 July 1990
     
Montenegro
31 March 1991
 
31 October 2003
   
Netherlands (4)
1 January 1991
   
1 January 2011
 
Norway (3)
3 November 1990
   
19 November 2011
 
Poland (4)
  6 December 1988
     
Portugal
15 April 1991
     
Republic of Moldova
12 January 1989
 
5-12 October 2004
 

(12-25 May 2014)

 
Romania      
Russian Federation
12 January 1989
 
9 October 2002
   
San Marino
 
Serbia
31 March 1991
 
31 March 2002
 
Slovakia
3 March 1991
     
Slovenia
31 March 1991
   
Spain (4)
1 March 1991
   
1 November 2011
 
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands (3)
3 November 1990
 
3 November 2001
 
19 November 2011
 
Sweden (3)
1 November 1985
 
 
31 December 2011
 
1 November 1990
 
   
 
   
 
Switzerland (4)
4 December 1990
   
31 December 2010
 
The Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia
31 March 1991
   
(1-15 October 2011)
(19)
 
.
 
.
 
Ukraine
12 January 1989
   
(...)
 
United Kingdom
- England and Wales
21 April 1991
     
- Scotland
21 April 1991
     
- Northern Ireland
21 April 1991
     
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OCEANIA    
American Samoa
1 April 1990
   
1 April 2010
 
Australia
30 June 1986
     
30 June 1991
     
Cook Islands
  1 December 1986
 
1 December 1996
   
  1 December 1991
   
21 Nov.-9 Dec. 2011
 
Fiji
31 August 1986
     
French Polynesia
  6 September 1988
     
     
   
   
 
Guam
  1 April 1990
     
Kiribati
10 May 1985
 
7 November 1995
   
7 November 1990
   
10 October 2010
 
Marshall Islands
13 November 1988
   
4 Apr.-9 May 2011
 
Micronesia, Federated States of
1985-1989
     
 
 
 
.
 
Nauru
17 April 1992
 
23 September 2002
 
31 Oct.-14 Nov. 2012
 
New Caledonia
 4 April 1989
 
16 April 1996
   
   
 
31 August 2004
 
   
 
New Zealand
4 March 1986
 
5 March 1996
   
5 March 1991
     
Niue
29 September 1986
   
3 November 1991
   
11 September 2011
 
Norfolk Island
30 June 1986
   
8 August 2006
 
6 August 1991
   
9 August 2011
 
Northern Mariana Islands
1 April 1990
   
1 April 2010
 
   
 
9 September 1995
 
   
 
Palau
Jan.-Mar. 1986
 
9 September 1995
   
1 April 1990
   
1 April 2010
 
Papua New Guinea
11 July 1990
   
10 July 2011
 
Pitcairn (11)
31 December 1991
 
31 December 2007
 
Samoa
3-4 November 1986
     
5 November 1991
 
   
 
7 November 2011
 
Solomon Islands    
9-30 November 2009
 
Tokelau
10 October 1986
 
11 November 1996
   
   
   
18 October 2011
 
Tonga
28 November 1986
 
30 November 1996
   
Tuvalu
1 June 1985
 
4 November 2012
 
17 November 1991
 
   
 
   
 
Vanuatu
20 January 1986
16-30 November 1999
   
16 May 1989
 
   
 
   
 
Wallis and Futuna Islands
11 December 1990
 
21 Jul.-16 Aug. 2008
 
   
   
   
 
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Foot notes
(P) Population census only.
(H) Housing census only.
(1) Urban census only.
(2) Enumeration of settled population was in November 1986 and of nomads in February 1987.
(3) Population figures compiled from administrative registers.
(4) Population figures compiled from administrative registers in combination with other sources of data, such as sample surveys.
(5) The population by-censuses for 1986 and 1996 were based on one-in-seven sample of the population, while that for 2006 was based on one-in-ten sample of the population.
(6) Enumeration of former Yemen Arab Republic.
(7) Enumeration of former Democratic Yemen.
(8) Through accession of the German Democratic Republic to the Federal Republic of Germany with effect from 3 October 1990, the two German States have united to form one sovereign State. As from the date of unification, the Federal Republic of Germany acts in the United Nations under the designation 'Germany'.
(9) Enumeration of former Federal Republic of Germany.
(10) Combined with agricultural census.
(11) No formal census conducted. A count of numbers of each family group by name, sex, age and whether permanent or expatriate resident is made on 30 or 31 December each year.
(12) A register-based test census was conducted on 5 December 2001 on a sample of 1.2% of the population.
(13) Due to the circumstances, the census was conducted again in 2004.
(14) Census not carried out on the territory of Kosovo and Metohia.
(15) Rolling Census based on continuous sample survey.
(16) Census is planned to be conducted using staggered enumerations province by province.
(17) Traditional decennial census with full field enumeration, and a continuous sample survey.
(18) Population figures compiled from administrative registers and sample surveys while data on housing characteristics are collected through full field enumeration.
(19) Cancelled.
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