Fourth census in 2012

zimbabwe_mapHARARE -- Zimbabwe is set to conduct its fourth population census in three decades in August 2012, according to the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT).

The government data agency which will oversee the census project said last week that the exercise was meant to, measure the size and key characteristics of the population within small areas and for small population groups to support the planning, implementation and policy-making decisions and programmes of government, business and other development partners.

The statement further states that, The support of all government ministries, private sector, civil society organisations and research and training institutions is vital for conducting a successful census.

Various committees will be put in place to facilitate census operations at national and sub-national levels, where field mappers deployed will visit all households in the country and mapping them into groups of between 80 to 100 households.

Previous censuses were held in August 1982, August 1992 and August 2002.

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