Vietnam begins 2019 population and housing census

Monday, 2019-04-01 10:18:41
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The census will provide vital information for policy-makers over the next ten years. (Photo: Mai Hoang)
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NDO - Vietnam has kicked off the 2019 national census of population and housing, aiming to provide vital information for policy-makers over the next ten years.

Data to be collected includes general information about the population, migration, marriage, birth rate, population growth, labour, employment, housing and other details.

The General Statistics Office (GSO) is the agency conducting the census, with about 122,000 census takers to be deployed across the country.

This is the fifth national population census in Vietnam, designed to collect data for research and analysis of population and housing development in the country.

The census results will be used as the basis to evaluate the implementation of socio-economic plans for the 2011-2020 period and build strategies for the 2021-2030 period, said GSO Director Nguyen Bich Lam at the launch ceremony on April 1.

He added that this is the largest ever census to be carried out, concerning approximately 26.2 million households and over 94 million people.

According to Nguyen Anh Tuan, Deputy Head of the GSO’s Department of Population and Employment, personal information provided to census workers will be kept confidential and will be used for research and management purposes only.

The census is scheduled to take a total of 25 days.