Conducting the population census

INSEE and official statistics
Dernière mise à jour le : 12/09/2018

Since 2004, the population census has been based on annual surveys, with total national coverage achieved in five-year cycles. The initial goals set when this new method was launched have been achieved:

  • results are updated regularly and released on schedule,
  • the workload is better distributed over time than with the previous exhaustive census procedure.