Census Night declared

Staff Reporter

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, has been declared the census night, and all heads of household are expected to know and share information on persons who would have spent the census night in their households.

This was declared through a Press Statement, by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency, Director General, Taguma Mahonde.

“The public is hereby informed that the 2022 Population and Housing Census enumeration exercise begins on 21 April and ends on 30 April 2022.

“Accordingly, Wednesday, 20 April 2022 was declared the Census Night, and will be the reference point for enumeration.  This means that ZimStat enumerators will ask for information relating to persons who will have spent the Census Night in the respective households,” Mahonde said.

Giving a detailed brief on what the enumerators will be doing during the census week, Mahonde described how the enumerators will be identified and he gave assurance on the privacy of the information that will be gathered during the process.

“ZIMSTAT enumerators will visit all households and institutions across the country asking questions pertaining to social-economic and demographic characteristics of households. Enumerators will have with them Identity Cards and other census branded material.

“In undertaking the exercise, enumerators will direct questions to heads of households or their designated representatives with all information relating to persons who spent Census Night in the household,” read the statement.

Mahonde, further added that, “In line with the Census and Statistics Act (Chapter 10:29), all information collected during the Population Housing Census enumeration exercise are confidential and will be used for statistical purposes only.”

The last population Census was carried out in 2012 in which the country recorded a population of 13.06 million people, 48% being male and 52% female.