2015 Census of Population (2015 POPCEN)
Census of Population refers to the complete process of collecting, compiling, evaluating, analyzing, publishing, and disseminating data about the population in the country. It entails the listing and recording of the characteristics of each individual as of a specified time and within a specified territory.
The POPCEN 2015, which is a complete enumeration of households in the country, is designed primarily to take an inventory of the entire population of the Philippines. It also collects information about basic characteristics of the population such as age, sex, marital status, religious affiliation, and highest grade/year completed. It is a source of data on the size, distribution, and composition of the population for different geographic units, that is, at the national up to barangay level. These information are vital in making rational plans and programs towards national and local development.
In August 2015, the POPCEN 2015 will be conducted in all barangays nationwide. It will be the 14th census of population to be undertaken in the country since the first census in 1903. Moreover, the POPCEN 2015 will be the 3rd population census to be conducted in between two decennial censuses. Previous to POPCEN 2015, mid-decade censuses were carried out in 1995 and 2007.
For more info please visit at http://psa.gov.ph/population-and-housing