The 4th General Population and Housing Census (RGPH) of Mozambique will take place between 1 and 15 August, at a cost of US$45 million, provided by the Mozambican government, the World Bank and cooperation partners.
According to the 2007 census the population of Mozambique totals 20.36 million people, of which 10.52 million are men and 9.8 million are women.
The provinces of Zambézia and Nampula are the most populated with 3.88 million and 3.86 million inhabitants respectively, followed by Sofala, Cabo Delgado, Tete, Inhambane, Manica, Gaza, Maputo and Niassa.
A spokesman for the National Statistics Institute (INE), Cirilo Tembe, said the census will involve about 96 census takers.
In the 1997 census the omission rate was 5% and in 2007 it decreased to 2%.
The census, which will have the motto “Let’s all count on Mozambique,” has as its partners the World Bank, the United Nations Population Fund, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the Embassy of India, and of Indonesia, among others . (macauhub)