Population and Housing Census
August, 2012

The fourth Population and Housing Census in Rwanda, was conducted in August 2012. The Census operation was coordinated by the National Census Commission. Various census technical and administrative structures were put in place to ensure a successful census operation.  The entire census activities were organised into three phases. In phase I, preparatory activities started with cartography and mapping, development of census tools, instruments and methodology. The Pilot Census marked the completion of this phase.  In Phase II, census enumeration was implemented followed by a Post Enumeration Survey. Phase III was concerned with data processing, validation, tabulation and the release of the final census results.


Microdata for Rwanda Population and Housing Census (RPHC - 2012)


RPHC4: Atlas

This is the Atlas publication for the Fourth Population and Housing Census that was conducted in 2012


RPHC4: Brochure

The main objective of the 2012 Population and Housing Census was to provide a comprehensive snapshot of basic information on the resident population of Rwanda, its major characteristics and housing arrangements.

RPHC4 Final Report: Publication Tables

The present Publication Tables constitutes the Final results of the 2012 Census, and are intended to provide, in tabulation form, the most important information needed as a basis for programmes of economic and social development and to be used for research purposes.

RPHC4: Main Indicators Report

The 2002 Census collected a number of demographic and socio-economic characteristics and indicated a total population of 8,128,553 people. Following the United Nations Decennial Census Programme, the 2012 Census is the Fourth Rwanda Population and Housing Census (RPHC4)

RPHC4 Final Report: Data Quality Assessment

The work presented in this report represents an independent quality review conducted in parallel with the thematic analysis of the Fourth Rwanda Population and Housing Census (RPHC4). It covers the work done prior, during, and after enumeration to maximise the data quality.

RPHC4: Population Projections

The results from the population projections demonstrate evidence that in the next 20 years Rwandan population will be considerably different in terms of size, structure and composition than it is currently.

RPHC4: Post Enumeration Survey

The present report presents the results of the Post Enumeration Survey of the 2012 Population and Housing Census along with a description of the procedures and operations followed in undertaking the PES. Chapter One is devoted to the Survey Methodology, while Chapter Two deals with Evaluation of Census Coverage and Chapter three is designated to Evaluation of Census Content.

RPHC4 Thematic Report: Socio-Economic Status of Elderly People

This thematic report presents findings from the Fourth Rwanda Population and Housing Census (RPHC4)on the characteristics of the population aged 60.

RPHC4 Thematic Report: Socio-Economic Status of Youth

The population of young people, their demographic characteristics and their employment situation, is one of the core themes in terms of achieving the development aims. According to the national youth policy, youth is defined as the population aged 14–35 and this is the group analysed in this thematic report.

RPHC4 Thematic Report: Socio-economic Status of Children

This report provides a profile of the size and structure of the child population, and examines its socio-demographic and socio-economic characteristics. It also explores the situation of particularly vulnerable groups of children, including orphans and child-headed households.