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Census officials continue to enumerate households

October 24, 2017 6:17 pm

Census officials continue to visit houses that weren’t occupied in the initial count conducted over three weeks from mid-September to the 8th of October.

Senior Statistician in the Bureau of Statistics Emali Soderberg says this sweep was initially earmarked to last a week after the count, however the numerous call backs in urban areas has meant teams of enumerators have had to revisit some households.

Despite reporting a 98 percent coverage, Soderberg says they want to ensure as many houses as possible are enumerated.

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“The ones that have yet to be counted are being visited, they’re the ones that have being calling through the helpline and we’ve even had people turning up to our offices to ask to get counted, so it’s been good so far, the sweep has been done in all the different regions so we want to ensure we have a thorough enumeration of all the households in Fiji.”

The census sweep has been extended until the end of October.

Soderberg says preliminary results are expected to be released by year end.

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