Census' and Surveys

Various Surveys and Censuses are carried out by different branches under various Divisions.

Under the Social Statistics Division, the Census of Employees and Census of Population was carried out in 1961. In 1963, Census of African Village and Population was conducted. After independence, the office carried out its First Census of Population and Housing in 1969 and the latest being the 2010 Census of Population and Housing. CSO has so far undertaken five censuses. A census in Zambia is carried out every after 10 years.

Surveys that are carried out under this division are the Zambia Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS); Zambia DHS EdData Survey (ZDES) and the Zambia Sexual Behaviour Survey (ZSBS). The first ZDHS conducted was the 1992 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey and the latest one is the 2013/2014 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey conducted in 2014. The 2013/14 ZDHS is the third ZDHS that includes collection of information on violence against women and HIV testing. Also, it is the first ZDHS to collect information on HIV incidence. In addition, data on malaria prevention and treatment were collected. The 2002 Zambia DHS EdData Survey (ZDES) was the first education survey of its kind in Zambia, and was linked to the 2001-2002 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey (DHS)

The 2002 ZDES collected information primarily from the 2002 ZDES, but also presents selected information from the 2001-2002 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey. The Zambia Sexual Behaviour Survey (ZSBS) was first conducted in 1991 and the last one was the 2009 Zambia Sexual Behaviour Survey (ZSBS), conducted in 2009.

Under the Economic and Financial Statistics Division, The Central Statistical Office (CSO) through its National Accounts Branch finalized the benchmarking of the National Accounts Statistics to 2010. Most of the input data into the benchmarking exercise came from the 2011/2012 Economic Census, the 2013 Non-agriculture Informal Sector Survey, the 2009/2010 Post Harvest Survey (PHS) and the 2010 Living Conditions Monitoring Survey (LCMS).