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No Subject Frequency Questionnaires Guideline
1. Inter Census Survey Once in 5 years - -
2. Population and Housing Census Once in 10 years - -
3. Census Coverage Evaluation Survey Once in 10 years    

Note:

 1. Population and Housing Census 

The Population and Housing Census is conducted once in every 10 years. The last Census was conducted in 2010. The Census was conducted using face to face interview. Information collected includes the number of persons and households together with a wide range of demographic, social and economic characteristics. Information on housing stock, structural characteristics of houses as well as amenities in living quarters is collected. The Census data is published in various reports according to special topics which is made available at the Users Service Unit of DOSM. The statistics on housing and population will be used as inputs in the development planning, formulation of policies by the government as well as other users. The next Census is expected to be carried out in 2020.

 2. Inter Census Survey

The Inter Census Survey (ICS) will be to conduct for the first time in 2015. It is a sample survey based on a sample of enumeration blocks within which every living quarters, households and persons are enumerated. The ICS report will be an input to the calculation of the current population estimates and projections.

 3. Census Coverage Evaluation Survey

It is a sample survey based on a sample of enumeration blocks within which every living quarters, households and persons are enumerated after the implementation of Census. The data collection is independent from the Census. The CCES covered the whole of Malaysia, except for population residing in institutional living quarters which were excluded as it entails operational problems. The purpose of conducting CCES is to estimate the extent of coverage error and content error of the Census and is a guide in the planning and implementation of future censuses and surveys.