Thursday, February 03, 2022

South Africa's 2022 Census to Begin on Wednesday

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has announced preparations to begin the 2022 census. Stats SA will be conducting a nationwide housing census between Wednesday February 2nd through February 28th. With up to 165,000 fieldworkers expected to be deployed across the country to count the population.

This year's census will involve three methods, these include telephonic, digital assisted computer counting, and physical door-to-door assessments. The census count was supposed to take place in 2021, but due to Covid-19 the count was postponed to this year.

Stats SA has said that the delay in initiating the 2021 census due to Covid-19 would not have a significant impact on the country, as the change of dates only resulted in a delay of four months.Thanks to the technological advancements that have enabled the country to conduct the first ever digital count, the census results will be available earlier than previous counts.

By: Alexandria Gregson

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