Ghana Statistical Support (GSS) will commence a multi-staged Demo Census from 26 May well 2019, with 2nd June 2019 as the Demo census night as component of the preparations for the 2020 Inhabitants and Housing Census.
The perform of the Census is in accordance with the Statistical Assistance Legislation, 1985 (PNDCL 135) which empowers the Federal government Statistician to perform statistical surveys and any census in Ghana.
The Trial Census is in accordance with the United Nations’ suggestions guiding the carry out of Population and Housing Censuses all over the world.
For the very first time, GSS intends to adopt the use of electronic knowledge assortment with other geospatial systems, which has been advisable by the United Nations Data Division (UNSD) for the 2020 round of Populace and Housing Censuses.
As a result, the demo period has been set into various phases with just about every phase tests a precisely diverse approach.
The Populace and Housing Census is an essential national workout that normally takes rely of each individual human being residing in Ghana at the time of the census and establishes other crucial demographic particulars about every personal in the state.
In this regard, the 2020 Inhabitants and Housing Census will offer the existing population of Ghana, by age, intercourse, educational amount, marital status, literacy, academic attainment, profession, kind of economic action, and geographic space of home.
The rely will also go over accessibility to social amenities these kinds of as drinking water, wellness care, educational infrastructure and housing circumstances.
The information and facts gathered will be for the district, regional and nationwide governance as perfectly as for business enterprise selection-generating, it will also be for industry, media, academia, investigate establishments and intercontinental organizations as the foundation for informed determination producing, efficient scheduling and plan choice-building.
The district picked for the demo census, are Dormaa West District (Bono Region), Bunkpurugu District (North East Area), and Ashiedu Keteke, Ledzokuku, Osuklottey, Ayawaso West, Okaikoi sub-metros all in the Higher Accra Location.
Setting up from 26th Might 2019 – a 7 days prior to the Trial Census Night, census official from GSS correctly identified will commence going to the communities that have been chosen for the Demo Census to determine and amount homes and other structures which precedes the enumeration of the households right after the census night time.
This is to assure that there is finish protection of all homes in the selected regions during the demo census.
The Statistical Assistance entreat all people residing in just the chosen communities to cooperate with the census officers in order to guarantee a prosperous Trial Census.
This means that people only living in the picked will be enumerated in the Demo Census.