90,000 people needed to conduct Angola’s general census in 2014

16 July 2013

Angola’s 2014 general census will need 90,000 people to gather data on the population and housing, training area coordinator Salvador Ferreira said on Monday in Luanda.

Ferreira told Angolan news agency Angop that personnel hiring for that process would begin in November and continue until the census begins.

The first phase of the pilot census detected a number of constraints due to the lack of personnel for the training, as the required academic qualifications were high-level for trainers and medium-level technician for census agents and fieldwork, he said.

The General Population and Housing Census (RGPH-2014) is an operation meant to gather, compile, evaluate, analyse and publish demographic and socio-economic data on all residents and housing existing in the country at a specific time.

The census should provide a precise picture of the Angolan population structure and respective workforce, its geographic distribution and the priority areas for making investments. (macauhub)