While conducting population census, there are various problems that could be altering the successful completion of the exercise using africa and some african countries as case study, they include: i. Now home to 12 billion (up from just 477 million in 1980), africa is projected by the united nations population division to see a slight acceleration of annual population growth in the immediate. The huge costs involved in conducting census: many african countries suffer severely from economic problems (weak economy) and for this reason, many nations in africa find it difficult shelling out the huge amount of money needed to conduct a population census.
The issue of manpower is ravaging cases in conducting population census in africa, the manpower usually are unskilled or semi-skilled in most cases by virtue of that, the data they collect might not be correct which gives an in- accurate statistical data when the results of the census is concluded. The us census bureau is the leading source of statistical information about the nation’s people our population statistics come from decennial censuses, which count the entire us population every ten years, along with several other surveys.
Us census bureau population aging in sub-saharan africa: demographic dimensions 2006 iii table of contents text population aging in sub-saharan africa: population aging in sub-saharan africa: demographic dimensions 2006 us census bureau data quality issues.
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.
Problems of population census in africa one important area where data collection is essential is human population, its data collection procedures is usually by direct enumeration carried out for every individual the territory at approximately the same time is known as the population census.