Ministry of Planning and Regional Development
Republic of Cameroon
Peace - Work - Fatherland
Second general population and housing census
Decree No. 85/506 of 11th April 1985
Confidential - Information contained in this document is confidential and shall not be used for prosecution, tax control, or economic penalties. Any failure to answer or any inaccurate answer shall be punished in accordance with Law No. 83/017 of 21st July 1963 relating to the obligation to furnish statistics and the secrecy attached thereto.
A. Province: _
B. Division: _ _
C. Sub-division or district: _ _ _
D. Town or village: _ _ _
E. Quarter of town or locality: _ _
F. Enumeration area No.: _ _ _
G. Structure No.: _ _ _
H. Household No.: _ _
Total number of questionnaires used in this household _
Questionnaire No. _
Introduce yourself politely and fully, giving your name, showing your work card, and explaining that you have been authorized to ask a few questions within the framework of the General Population and Housing Census. Interview only one adult person in each household, in the absence of the head of the household.
You should always be dressed and courteous with the people. Respect the person you are going to visit.
3. Revision of questionnaire
Do not forget to fill page 4 of this questionnaire. After an interview in a household, go through the questionnaire again to check that no information has been left out or is incomplete, and make sure that no resident has been left out before you leave the household.
Return to household where you did not find any adult to answer your questions. Ask the neighbors to tell you when it is best to come back to a household. Also ask them for any relevant information and write this down in your field book.
At the end of each day's work, make a recapitulation of the number of residents in the first sheet used in each household, suing the table provided for that purpose. When the whole enumeration are has been covered, transfer this recapitulation in the appropriate form.
Number of residents in this household
[Questions on persons]
[Ask to] residents (list all persons usually residing in the household, whether present or absent) and visitors (list all persons who do not usually reside in the household, but who spent the night preceding the interview in the household.
The whole population
[Questions 1-14 were asked of all persons.]
P2. Name in full ________
- Head of household
- Unmarried children of the head of the household whose mother does not live in the household
- Spouse(s) of the head of the household followed by her(their) unmarried children.
- Married children of the head of the household and their family.
- Other residents of the head of the household or his spouse(s)
- Persons who are not relatives of the head of the household or his spouse(s)
P3. Relationship to head of household
 Head of household.
 Spouse of head of household.
 Son or daughter of head of household.
 Father or mother of head of household.
 Other relative.
Month _ _ _
Year _ _
P8. Place of birth ________
P10. Place of usual residence ________
P11. Place of previous residence ________
Survival of parents
Has [the respondent] ever attended school? If no, put a dash in columns P15, P16, and P17. If yes, put in column P15 the abbreviation that corresponds to the type of education, according to the instructions at the bottom of the page. In column P16 put the last class attended under the type of education and in column P17, the highest diploma obtained. Use the numbers at the bottom of the page.
P15. Type ____
P16. Class ____
P17. Diploma ____
P18. School attendance ____
This applies only to persons who worked during the week referred to and those unemployed who had lost their job. For all other persons, put a dash.
[Questions 20-22 were asked of persons in the labor force.]
P20. Employment type ________
P23. Place of residence during the April 1976 census________
 1 Can read and write French or English
 2 Can read and write one national language only
 3 Can read and write another language only
 4 Can neither read nor write
Births during the past 12 months
Has [the respondent] given birth during the period from April 1986 to March 1987? If no, put a dash. If yes, put on P26 the number of boys and in P27 the number of girls born alive.
P26. Male _ _
P27. Female _ _
Questions on housing
Circle the appropriate number where applicable: in the case of a compound occupied by only one household, take the characteristics (except for the number of rooms) of the main house.
Deaths that occurred during the past twelve months in this household
H11. Have there been deaths in this household during the period from April 1986 to March 1987?
 1 Yes
 2 No
If yes, circle the number corresponding to the sex of each deceased, and record the age at death (a line per death.)