Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro)
The Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) is a public domain software package used by hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals for entering, editing, tabulating, and disseminating census and survey data. CSPro is designed to be as user-friendly as possible, yet powerful enough to handle the most complex applications. It can be used by a wide range of people, from non-technical staff assistants to senior demographers and programmers.
CSPro is used primarily for data entry, editing, tabulation, and dissemination. While some organizations use CSPro in conjunction with other statistical packages, CSPro can also be used as the sole program for processing census or survey data. For example, an organization can collect data using tablet computers with CSPro software or use the data entry tool to key results from paper questionnaires.
After data collection, an organization can edit and impute data in CSPro before preparing appropriate analytical tables with the tabulation tool. Finally, an organization can use CSPro to generate web-based and standalone data dissemination products.
CSPro is used in over 160 countries. Leading statistical agencies in the developing world use CSPro to process census data. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), colleges and universities, hospitals, and private sector groups also use CSPro for survey work. CSPro can be used to process censuses and surveys of any size and has been used to process the census data for both Djibouti (less than one million people) and Indonesia (more than 235 million). Examples of uses of CSPro include:
- Censuses (population and housing; agriculture; and economic)
- Demographic and labor force surveys
- Household income and expenditure surveys
- Major international projects such as the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), and Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)