Namibia launches population, housing pilot census

Windhoek Namibia, Africa, modern skyline with skyscrapers and downtown a clean Capitol city (Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
Pedastrians, structures and car traffic are seen in Namibia’s capital Windhoek. (Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Namibia on Sunday launched the population and housing pilot census which serves as a test for the actual population and housing census scheduled for next year.

According to the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) Statistician-General Alex Shimuafeni, the pilot includes mapping and verifying all physical built-up infrastructure countrywide which allows NSA to create and update various databases such as a housing register, information about locations of schools, clinics and households, and indeed having a full framework to work with when the census commences.

“The pilot census will be conducted for a two weeks period this October throughout the entire country and all regions with complete,” he said.

The pilot census starts on October 17 and will conclude on October 30, 2021.