Pilot phase of population census in Angola to be implemented in 9 municipal areas

27 September 2012

The pilot phase of the 2013 General Population and Housing Census in Angola will cover nine municipal areas that have already been identified in the provinces of Uíge, Luanda, Kwanza Norte, Huambo, Cuando Cubango, Namibe and Cunene, the census’ general coordinator Camilo Ceita said Tuesday in Luanda.

A date has yet to be set for the pilot phase, which will involve 508 technical staff members, including census agents, and around 36,000 families are expected to be registered.

Ceita said that the Central Census Office was paying particular attention to international technical standards to carry out similar censuses, in order for the census to be internationally recognised. There has been no population census in Angola since 1970.

The Central Census Office, which is fund by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), is responsible, amongst other things, for setting the methodologies of the 2013 census, specifically the concepts, questionnaires, support manuals and their instructions, and data analysis. (macauhub)