1.   Short title

   2.   Power to take census

   3.   Functions of census officers

   4.   Right of access

   5.   Power to ask questions

   6.   Duty to complete schedule

   7.   Institutions

   8.   Armed forces and travellers

   9.   Mines and estates

   10.   Offences

   11.   Regulations

Proc. 10, 1904,
Proc. 21, 1936,
Cap. 35, 1948,
Cap 45, 1959,
HMC Order I, 1963,
L.N. 55, 1965,
L.N. 84, 1966,
L.N. 94, 1966,
S.I. 75, 1971,
Act 7, 1981.

An Act to provide for the taking of a census from time to time.

[Date of Commencement: 6th April, 1904]

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Census Act.

2.   Power to take census

   It shall be lawful for the Minister to cause a census to be taken within Botswana at such times as he may appoint by order published in the Gazette and to appoint fit and proper persons to be called census officers for the purpose of conducting the census within such districts as he may assign to them.

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