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2020 census: RI to follow S. Korea footsteps

  • Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, February 17 2020   /  01:40 am

Indonesia will hire around 390,000 volunteers starting early April to help the 2020 census fieldwork in July as it aims to replicate South Korea’s census success.Statistics Indonesia (BPS) will combine door-to-door interviews and data gathering from the Home Ministry’s Population and Civil Registration Directorate General for the 2020 census, making it the country’s first time to use such a method.However, BPS head Suhariyanto said on Thursday that the country could continue to improve its administrative system so that the agency would solely rely on the directorate general to obtain data in the future, similar to how South Korea executed its census.“I hope that we will one day reach that point. We need to take examples from those who are progressive because administrative data is really important,” Suhariyanto told reporters in Jakarta.The population census is done every 10 ye...