2022 population census mapping 84 percent complete

Mapping for the 2022 census is now 84.6 percent complete, Information Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa said Tuesday.

Census mapping assists in eliminating omission and duplication of information; ensuring that data is allocated to the proper administrative units; determining the number and distribution of census personnel, and comparing data from other censuses or surveys.

The 2022 Population and Housing Census enumeration is scheduled to run from 21 to 30 April 2022.

“Cabinet received an update on the 2022 Population and Housing Census as presented by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Honourable Professor Mthuli Ncube,” said Mutsvangwa.

“The nation is informed that preparations for the 2022 Population and Housing Census are on-going with 31 000 tablets to be used during the exercise having been delivered so far. Census mapping has covered about 84.6% of the country and is expected to be complete by 21st January 2022.” 

She added: “Provincial and district census structures have been set up and ZIMSTAT is sensitising structures to be prepared for the census. Training of enumerators of the pilot census is in progress.”

The census will set the tone for the delimitation of constituencies ahead of the 2023 general elections. The deadline for the delimitation of constituencies is 31 December 2021.

Zimbabwe holds a census every 10 years and the next year exercise is crucial as it precedes the 2023 harmonised elections.

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