The main objective of this 3rd census was to gather up-to-date and reliable data that could be immediately utilisable for the reconstruction of the country and for the more consistent planning towards a sustainable socio-economic development of the country.
Population Projections are usually carried out immediately after the release of census results so as to provide annual estimates of future population counts broken down by age and sex. Nonetheless, projections are to be updated whenever new evidences concerning factors of population growth emerge, especially when such evidences are different from the assumptions on which the projection was based.
This is a compilation of final results of the General Population and Housing Census conducted in August 2002.
This is the Preliminary report of the General Census of Population and Housing held in August 2002, which was the third in Rwanda, after those of 1978 and 1991.
The General Census of Population and Housing held in August 2002, which was the third in Rwanda, after those of 1978 and 1991, was organized at a particularly crucial period in the history of the country. It was carried out some eight years after the war and the genocide which took away the lives of a large number of Rwandans and caused the displacement of several others both within and outside the national territory.