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Mozambique’s National Statistics Institute (INE) estimates that close to five million households and more than 27 million people have been registered during the sixth General Census of Population and Housing, which ends today.
The census, launched on August 1, was expected to register more than 27 million people, according to population growth projections based on the results of the 2007 census.
INE spokesman Cirilo Tembe, quoted today by Notícias, said that by the end of the day all 11 provinces would have reached their completion targets.
“We put teams on the ground to finish the job as planned. The enumerators who have finished their zones have been moved to support others who still have some work to do. We do not want anyone to be left out,” Tembe told Notícias.
The 15-day census will establish not only the number of inhabitants but also their age, marital status, language, profession, educational level and the type of housing they inhabit.
In addition to residents in traditional housing, the census has been taking account of citizens living in homes, residential centres and shacks and shanties, and has tallied migrants in the country at the time.
A total of 196,000 census takers, drivers, guides, drivers and support staff were mobilised for the census, which collected data in about 70,000 enumeration areas delimited to facilitate the location of households and determine the work space of census agents.
Preliminary results will be known in December, with detailed final data available in 2018.Source: IM Moçambique
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