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Jakarta Post

BPS to release 2020 census early next year

  • Galih Gumelar


Jakarta   /   Sat, October 24 2020   /  01:00 am
Statistics Indonesia (BPS) staff activity at the 2020 population cencus call center room in Jakarta, on February 17, 2020 .The population census which occurs every 10 years aimed to update data of the country’s demographics, which are crucial to supporting certain policy interventions and will combine door-to-door interviews and data gathering and online submission This methods is the first time used in Indonesia. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Statistics Indonesia (BPS) is working to release the results of the 2020 population census, which the research community and the government expect to mark a statistical milestone for the country, by the first quarter of 2021.   The agency is processing and verifying the data it collected on approximately 268 million Indonesians from February to early October.   “We hope the data processing will run smoothly without hitting a snag so that we can release the census results by the first quarter of next year,” Nurma Midayanti, BPS director for population and employment statistics, told The Jakarta Post.   The 2020 census is the country’s seventh decennial census since the survey’s establishment in 1961. It is intended to illustrate Indonesia’s demographics, which can be used to inform predictions about population develo...