Every 10 years, the Peruvian Statistical Office INEI, carries out a nation-wide population census in Peru.
This year, it will take place on October 22, 2017, in order to update information related to the population development, the social, economic and employment situation as well as migration levels in the country.
When does the census in Peru take place?
The census is carried out across the country on Sunday, October 22, 2017, between 08.00 am and 05.00 pm. In some rural areas, the census continues for another 15 days.
Who has to participate in the census in Peru?
Everyone who has been on Peruvian soil in the night between October 21 and 22 at 00:00 am is obligated to participate in the census. This includes Peruvians, foreign residents, tourists and other visitors.
How does the census in Peru work?
Everyone has to stay at home to ensure that he/she participates when the census takers visit their home. Police, the Armed Forces and other state officials will be blocking roads and checking people on the roads.
Some professions, such as police, military, security, doctors, nurses, etc. that have to work that day can get a special permission to leave their home. People are not obligated to invite the census taker into their home, questions can be answered outside.
The questionnaire contains 47 questions that according to Peruvian law have to be answered completely and truthfully. Personal data and all the information given will be strictly confidential and be used only for statistical purposes.