Ministry of the Economy and Planning
United Republic of Cameroon
Office of Statistics and National Accounting
Central Survey Bureau
General Population and Housing Survey
(Order Number 73/757 from December 6, 1973)
"Household-Housing Unit" sheet
Department _ _
District _ _
Village or city _ _ _
Neighborhood (hamlet or place name) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Code of the "counting zone" _ _ _
Structure number _ _ _
Household number _ _
Number of the nuclear family _ _
Number of sheets used in this household _
Sheet number _
[Small print confidentiality legal disclaimer omitted]
Date of visit
Name of survey agent
Name of team leader
Observations of survey agent
2) First and Last names
Mark the household residents in the following order;
 2 1st spouse of head of household
 3 Unmarried children of head of household with this spouse
 4 2nd spouse of head of household followed by their unmarried children
 5 Married children of head of household followed by their family
 6 Other relatives
 7 Other people
Then mark the visitors on their list
3) Family relationship with the head of household
Mark one of the following relationships
 2 EP (Spouse)
 3 Son, daughter
 4 Father, mother
 5 Other (for other relative)
 6 None (for no relationship)
 2 Female
5) Housing situation
 2 A for the absent residents
6) Length of absence or visit
Mark the length of time passed since the departure of absent residence or the arrival of visitors. For present residents, mark a line.
Date of Birth
7) Mark the number of the month of birth (01 to 12). If the person doesn't know their birth month, mark a line.
8) Mark the year of birth. If the person doesn't know his month of birth, mark a line in column 8 and mark the estimated age in column 9.
Mark the age in years passed for all these people. _ _
Place of birth
Where were you born?
For a person born in Cameroon, mark the location (city or village) of birth in column 10 and the district where the location is in column 11.
For a person born outside of Cameroon, mark a line in column 10 and mark the birth country in column 11.
11) District or country
Ask only the visitors: Where do you usually live?
Mark the name of the district if it's in Cameroon or the name of the country if it's outside of Cameroon.
13) Length of residence
Have you ever lived in another district for more than 6 months?
Mark yes or no in column 13.
If no, mark a line in 14a, 14b, and 15.
15) Previous Residence
Where did you live before you moved to this district?
Mark the name of the district if it is in Cameroon, or the name of the country if it's outside of Cameroon.
Visitors (mark all the people who do not usually live in the household, but who spent the night before the interview in the household.
What is your nationality?
Mark the nationality declared by the person: ____
Population 4 years old or older
Have you ever been to school?
If yes, mark in column 17 the abbreviation corresponding to the type of education based on the instructions on the bottom of the page. In column 18, mark the last grade they attended in this type of education.
 2 MAT-Kindergarten or nursery school
 3 COR-Islamic religious school
 4 PF-Elementary school (Francophone system)
 5 PE-Elementary school (Anglophone system)
 6 POST- Post Elementary school (SAR, SM, etc.)
 7 EPS-Higher elementary school
 8 GEF- General high school (Francophone system)
 9 GEE-General high school (Anglophone system)
 10 TEF-Technical high school (Francophone system)
 11 TEE- Technical high school (Anglophone system)
 12 EN-Elite schools
 13 ESS Higher specialized education
 14 UNIV-University
For those who have never gone to school, mark a line.
For the other, ask about the highest degree they attained.
Mark "WITHOUT" if the person never had a degree, or the diploma in the opposite case, using one of the abbreviations at the bottom of the page.
FSLC- First school living certificate
CAM-certificate of home economics
CAP ?certificate of secondary schooling, professional education
BEPC- Education certificate, first cycle
GCEOL- General education certificate, ordinary level
CAFMEG- General teaching certificate
CAPE- Elementary school pedagogy certificate
BAC- high school diploma
BTS- Higher technical certificate
BSAEM- higher teaching certificate of home economics
GCEAL- General education certificate, advanced level
BSC- Advanced proficiency certificate
MEP- Master's in education
MEPS- Masters in sport and physical education
LIC- bachelor's degree
DES- diploma of higher education, masters
CAPCEG- University teaching credentials
CAPES- Middle and high school teaching certificate
CAPET Technical middle and high school teaching certificate
DOC- doctorate, PhD
Other-to specify ____
Do you currently attend a learning establishment, whether full time or part time?
Mark 'yes' or 'no'
21) Economic activity
Did you work during the period from _______ to _______?
Mark the abbreviation corresponding to the work based on the instructions at the bottom of the page.
 2 UN= Without a job but has already worked
 3 LK= Looking for a job for the first time
 4 HK= Housewife
 5 ST= Student
 6 REN= Person of independent means
 7 RET= Retiree, old person
 8 HAN= Handicapped
 9 OIS= Idle
Ask only those who have worked during the reference period (WK) and those without work having already worked (UN). For the others, mark with the line.
- For those without a job having already worked (UN): "What was your last job?" ____
Mark clearly the job occupied [Example omitted]
23) Employment status
Mark one of the abbreviations from the bottom of the page regarding the status.
 2 EMP= Employer
 4 SAP= Permanent salaried employee
 5 SAT= Temporary salaried employee
 6 APP= Apprentice
 7 AF= Family aid
What does your company or your employer do? ____
Clearly mark what the employer or the company does [Example omitted]
25) Marital status
 20 Married (woman)
 21 Man married to 1 woman
 22 Man married to 2 women
 23 Man married to 3 women
 24 Man married to 4 women
 25 Man married to 5 women
 26 Man married to 6 women
 27 Man married to 7 women
 28 Man married to 8 women
 29 Man married to 9+ women
 30 Widowed
 40 Divorced
Events occurring in the household over the last 12 months
Period from ______ to ______
Have there been any births in this household during the period from ______ to _______
Mark an x in the proper box
Yes [ ] No [ ]
Sex of child __
Age of mother _ _
Have there been any deaths in this household during the period from _____ to _______
Mark an x in the proper box
Yes [ ] No [ ]
Age of the deceased _ _
28)Type of structure
Circle the corresponding number to the structure occupied by the household.
 2 House with several compartments/accommodations
 3 Modern villa
 4 Apartment building (with floors)
 5 Religious space. Number of compartments _____
 6 Other
Characteristics of the housing unit (Circle the number in each column: when it is a religious space, use the physical characteristics of the main compartment other than the number of rooms)
29) What materials are the walls?
 2 Stone tiles
 3 Planking
 4 Carabot
 5 Clay, unbaked
 6 Adobe
 7 Mats, leaves or straw
 8 Other
30) What material is the roof?
 2 Tile
 3 Earth
 4 Mats, thatch or leaves
 5 Other
31) What is the material of the floors?
 2 Planking
 3 Earth
 4 Other
32) What is the total number of rooms in the housing unit?
(Mark the total number of rooms) _ _
33) What is the type of lighting?
 2 Kerosene
 3 Oil
 4 Firwood
 5 Resin
 6 Other
34) What is the source of water?
 2 Hydrant
 3 Well
 4 Spring
 5 River or marsh/backwater
 6 Other
35) What is the type of toilet facility?
 2 Latrine
 3 Other
38) What is the ownership status of the dwelling?
 2 Rented
 3 Employer provided lodging, with contribution
 4 Employer provided lodging, free
 5 Free from another source besides employer