Mozambique begins population census on 1 August

27 July 2017

The National Statistics Institute (INE) of Mozambique is due to begin data collection on 1 August to prepare the 4th General Population and Housing Census (RGPH), which should be completed two weeks later and cost US$45 million.

INE recently announced that this will be the first census to use digital technologies in the collection and processing of data, which will include age, sex and places of residence.

The funds required for the implementation of the 4th RGPH as well as for training census takers and respective logistics were donated by the United Nations Population Fund, the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), Italy and the World Bank, among others.

The 3rd General Population and Housing Census, carried out in 2007, revealed that Mozambique had a population of 20.36 million people, of whom 10.52 million were male.

The provinces of Zambézia and Nampula were 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. (macauhub)