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What to expect during enumeration

What to expect during enumeration

During enumeration, a census official (enumerator) will visit each household and administer a questionnaire (collect some information) from the head of household or any other adult in the household. The enumerator will present their ID card on arrival. The interview to collect information must be conducted in the language that the respondent (household member) can understand.


It is important that everyone takes note of the Census Night and where you spent that night to answer the questions accurately. All household heads should also make note of all the persons that slept in their household on the Census Night (both usual members of the household and any visitors).
Enumerators will visit all households/institutions and collect detailed information on the persons that slept there on Census Night. As such it is important that all households heads are able to answer these questions on behalf of others in their absence. The information to be collected covers the following:
1.      Travel history of household members who have migrated abroad
2.      Socio-demographic characteristics (age, sex, education, ethnicity, religion etc.)
3.      Literacy and education
4.      Economic activity (employment status, job description, occupation, industry)
5.      Difficulties in performing daily living activities (seeing, hearing, walking etc.)
6.      Ownership and usage of ICT devices
7.      Children born to women 12 years or over
8.      Deaths of household members within the past 12 months
9.      Housing conditions (construction materials of structure; water supply; asset ownership)
10.   Sanitation (disposal of solid and liquid waste)
11.   Source of water, lighting and cooking fuel
For more details of what will be asked during enumeration you can peruse the questionnaires here

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