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Sixth population census to begin on October 25

| Updated: January 19, 2021 09:03:23

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The sixth Housing and Population Census of the country will begin on October 25 and continue until October 31.

The week-long sixth population and housing census, which was earlier scheduled to take place in the country from January 2-8, 2021, has been deferred by nearly 10 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The census operations will be carried out under a project titled ‘Population and Housing Census 2021’, which was approved by the ECNEC on October 29, 2019, involving Taka 17.62 billion. The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) will implement the project, reports BSS.

The upcoming census would be different from the previous ones as it will include for the first time expatriate Bangladeshis as well as foreigners staying in Bangladesh. Besides, unique household identities will be provided for the first time.

The latest edition of the census will be carried out through mobile applications, tabs, web applications, pick and drop, paper-based, call centres, telephone interview,s and thus an e-census will be operated on a limited scale.

Each household and its members will be included in the enumeration process in a certain reference date of the census.

Project Director Kabir Uddin Ahammad said around 400,000 enumerators and 70,000 supervisors would be assigned to complete the main week-long census operations.

The previous five population and housing censuses were held in the country in 1974, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011.

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