Census Dates for Countries and Areas of Africa: 1945 to 2014

Country or area 1950 Round
(1945-54)
1960 Round
(1955-64)
1970 Round
(1965-74)
1980 Round
(1975-84)
1990 Round
(1985-94)
2000 Round
(1995-2004)
2010 Round
(2005-2014)
Algeria 10/31/48
10/31/54
2/1-9/15/60 4/4/66 1/12/77 4/20/87 6/25/98 --
Angola 12/30/50 12/30/60 12/15/70 -- -- -- 2007 S
Benin -- -- -- 3/20-30/79 F 2/15/92 2/11/2002 2012 S
Botswana 5/7/46 4/1/64 8/31/71 8/12-26/81 8/14-23/91 8/17-26/01 2011 P
Burkina Faso -- -- -- 12/1-7/75 F 12/10-20/85 12/10-20/96 12/06 S
Burundi -- -- -- 8/15-16/79 F 8/15-16/90 -- 2005 S
Cameroon -- -- -- 4/9/76 F 4/14-28/87 -- 2007 S
Cape Verde 12/15/50 12/15/60 12/15/70 6/1-2/80 6/23/90 6/16-30/00 2010 P
Central African Republic -- -- -- 12/8-22/75 F 12/8/88 12/8/2003 2013 S
Chad -- -- -- -- 4/15/93 F -- 2007 S
Comoros -- 9/7/58 F 7/66-9/66 9/15/80 9/15/91 9/03 2013 S
Congo (Republic of the) -- -- 2/7/74 F 12/22/84 -- 6/6-7/30/96
7/00 A
2006/2007 S
--
Congo (Democratic Republic of ) -- -- 7/1/70 A
7/1/74 A
7/1/84 -- -- 2005 A S
Cote d'Ivoire -- -- -- 4/30/75 F 3/1/88 11/21/98 2008 P
Djibouti -- 1960-61 A 1970-71 A
3/17/67
1/3/83 F -- -- --
Egypt 3/26/47 9/20/60 5/30/66 SC 11/22-23/76 11/17-18/86 11/18-19/96 2006 P
Equatorial Guinea 12/31/50 12/31/60 9-10/71 A 7/4-17/83 9/9-10/5/94 2/02 --
Eritrea -- -- -- 5/9/84 F
(by Ethiopia)
-- -- 2014 S
Ethiopia -- -- -- 5/9/84 F 10/11-27/94 -- 2007 S
Gabon -- 10/8/60-5/61 F 6/1/69-6/70 8/1-31/80 7/1-31/93 12/31/2003 2014 S
Gambia, The -- 4/17/63 F 4/21/73 4/15/83 4/15/93 4/15/2003 2013 S
Ghana 2/1/48 F 3/20/60 3/1/70 3/11/84 -- 3/26/00 2010 S
Guinea -- 8/62 A 5/19-27/67 A
12/31/72 A
9/28/77 A
2/4-17/83 F
-- 12/1-15/96 --
Guinea-Bissau 11/15/50 12/30/60 12/15/70 4/16-30/79 12/1/91 12/01 2011 P
Kenya 2/25-8/23/48 F 8/15-16/62 8/24-25/69 8/25/79 8/24/89 8/24/99 2009 P
Lesotho 5/7/46 4/8/56 4/14-24/66 4/12/76 4/14/86 4/14/96
5/13-31/01
--
Liberia -- 4/2/62 F 2/1/74 2/1-14/84 -- 10/03 S --
Libya 7/31/54 F 7/31/64 7/31/73 7/31/84 -- 8/95 2005 S
Madagascar -- -- -- 1/26-8/18/75 F 8/1-19/93 -- 2005 S
Malawi -- -- 8/9/66 F 9/20/77 9/1-21/87 9/1-21/98 9/08 S
Mali -- -- -- 12/76 F 4/1-30/87 4/17/98 --
Mauritania -- -- -- 12/12/76-3/77 F 4/5-20/88 11/00-3/01 --
Mauritius 6/29/52 6/30/62 6/30/72 7/2-3/83 7/1/90 7/2-3/00 2010 P
Mayotte -- 9/7/58 F 9/1-30/66 7/1/78 8/5/85
8/9/91
8/5/97 --
Morocco -- 6/18/60 F 7/20/71 9/3-21/82 9/4/94 9/04 --
Mozambique 9/21/50 9/5/60 12/15/70 8/1/80 -- 8/1-15/97 8/07 S
Namibia -- 9/6/60 F 5/6/70 8/26/81 10/21/91 8/27-9/11/01 2011 P
Niger -- -- -- 10/7-11/6/77 F 5/10-24/88 5/20-6/18/01 2011 S
Nigeria 7/52-6/53 11/5-8/63 -- -- 11/27-29/91   11/29/05 S
Reunion 7/1/54 10/9/61 10/16/74 3/9/82 3/15/90 3/8/99 --
Rwanda -- -- -- 8/15-16/78 F 8/15-16/91 8/16-30/02 2012 S
Saint Helena 10/27/46 10/21/56 07/24/66 10/31/76 2/22/87 3/8/98 --
Sao Tome and Principe 12/15/50 12/15/60 9/30/70 8/15/81 8/4/91 8/25-9/8/01 2011 S
Senegal -- -- -- 4/16/76 F 5/27/88 12/8-22/02 2012 S
Seychelles 12/21/47 5/4/60 5/5/71 8/1/77 8/17/87
8/26/94
8/22-26/02 --
Sierra Leone -- 4/1/63 F 12/8/74 -- 12/15/85 12/4/04 2014 S
Somalia -- -- -- 2/7-20/75 F 11/86-2/87 -- --
South Africa 5/7/46
5/8/51
9/6/60 5/6/70 5/6/80 3/5/85
3/7/91
10/09/-10/10/96
10/9-10/01
2011 S
Sudan -- 7/1/55-9/2/56 F 4/3/73 2/1/83 4/15/93 -- 2007 S
Swaziland 5/7/46 7-8/56 5/24/66 8/25/76 8/25/86 5/12-12/97 --
Tanzania -- -- 8/26/67 8/26/78 8/28/88 8/25/02 2012 S
--Tanganyika 8/23/48 F 8/19/57 -- -- -- -- --
--Zanzibar 2/25/48 3/19/58 -- -- -- -- --
Togo -- -- 3/1-4/30/70 F 11/22/81 -- -- 11/05 S
Tunisia 11/1/46 2/1/56 5/3/66 5/8/75 4/20/94 4/28/04 2014 S
Uganda 2-8/48 F 3/18-8/18/59 8/18/69
11/74
1/18/80 1/12/91 9/13/02 2012 S
Western Sahara 12/31/50 F 12/31/60 12/31/70
1974
9/3-21/82
(by Morocco)
9/4/94
(by Morocco)
-- --
Zambia 6/30/50 F 5/63-6/63 8/22-30/69
8/26-9/6/74 SC
7/25/80 8/20/90 10/25/00 2010 P
Zimbabwe -- 4/10-5/20/62 F 4/21-5/11/69 8/18/82 8/18/92 8/18/02 2012 S

-- No census listed in this round.
date:date Annual counts between dates
A Administrative census.
S Scheduled; not yet taken or known if taken.
F First full modern census taken.
P Projected based on pattern of census dates.
SC Sample census.
R National registry.


For more information see Census Dates for Countries and Areas of the World: 1945 to 2014