Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Office of Statistics Indonesia (BPS) hoped that people in 29 regencies and cities in Papua would be willing to open up and accept 2020 Population Census officers who come to collect their data, Head of BPS Papua Adriana Robaha said in a press statement in Jayapura City on Thursday, June 2, 2022.
“Hopefully, the data collection process can run without a hitch. We would like to ask the people to accept the officers and answer the questions that are given by them, “said Adriana.
She said that currently, her party was conducting a long-form follow-up census for 2020 Population data collection, as it could not be carried out in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adriana said data collection for the census had started in May 2022. “For Papua, data collection has started in May, and will end in June,” she said.
She explained that the long-form follow-up census was part of the national data collection, collected from 5 percent of the total population of the census block in Indonesia, namely 4,294,896 families. In Papua, further data collection will be collected from 12 percent of the total population of the Papua census block, which is 121,200 households.
In the follow-up data collection in Jayapura City, the census officer will not bring any paper and will collect data using a device or gadget. However, further data collection in other areas still uses paper forms due to poor internet connection or lack of internet access.
“Later on, each selected respondent will be asked 83 questions related to individuals, migration, mobility, disability, education, as well as communication, housing, and employment,” said Adriana.
The data obtained from the follow-up data collection of the 2020 Population Census will be processed and the results will be published in January 2023. (*)