Zimstat embarks on data collection ahead of census

The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) has started a field mapping and household listing exercise across the country in preparation for the 2021 population and housing census which is set for August.

In a press statement, Friday, ZIMSTAT Director-General Taguma Mahonde said the data collected will provide information on population size, its geographical location, housing stock and the sampling frame in advance of the census enumeration.

“Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) would like to advise members of the public that the institution is currently undertaking a field mapping and household listing exercise across the country, in preparation of the 2021 population and housing census,” said Mahonde.

“The exercise aims to subdivide the country into unique enumeration areas from which enumerators will be assigned to work from during the actual census count in August 2021.”

He added that the information collected is confidential and will be used only for statistical purposes.

Mahonde said the enumerators will be collecting information which includes, name of the head of household, number of persons in the household, number of male and female, agriculture status of the household, home address and contact details.

The Agency noted that the enumerators will be identified with government and Covid-19 essential services identity cards.

“Our enumerators will be moving from one household to the other and will be identified with government and Covid-19 essential services identity cards together with any one of the following: branded hats/cap, t-shirt or working suit,” they said.

“In observing the Covid-19, WHO, health guidelines, the enumerators will be putting on face masks and will also have with them hand sanitizers.

“Fellow Zimbabweans, we seek your full cooperation, join us in preparation for the 2021 census to ensure an accurate count,” said Mahonde.

Source: Centre for Innovation and Technology (CITE)

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