Enumerators sought for Census 2022; allowance to be given

A national census data collection officer. (Sun File Photo)

Maldives Bureau of Statistics is seeking a total of 4,400 people to work as enumerators in Census 2022.

They detailed that out of 4,400 people – 2,409 people are sought to work in Male’ area whilst 1,991 people are sought to work in atolls. This also includes 100 trainers.

Individuals selected for the work will be granted daily allowances as follows;

  •          MVR 500 per day for census fieldwork
  •          MVR 10 per day as phone allowance
  •          MVR 500 for each training day attended
  •          MVR 500 for every training session conducted (for trainers only)

All the allowances will be issued upon the completion of all works pertaining to the census.

Application to register as an enumerator or a trainer can be filled out on the website of Maldives Bureau of Statistics. 

Planning Minister Mohamed Aslam announced that Maldives will hold a population consensus this September – in last year’s September.

The slogan for Census 2022 is ‘Count Me In’.

Census 2022 will include a census of persons working in the economic sector – contrary to the censuses taken prior.

Timeline of Census 2022:

  •   September 16, 2021: Census 2022 date launching event
  •   October 2021: Public opinion sought regarding information collected in the census
  •   November 2021 – January 2022: Pretest
  •   March 2022: Pilot census
  •   June 2022 – July 2022: Pre-listing
  •   July 2022 – September 2022: Census of persons working in the economic sector
  •   July 2022: Enumerator training in atolls
  •   August 2022 – September 2022: Enumerator training in Male’ region
  •   17-30 September: Taking census
  •   October 6: Announcement of preliminary results
  •   October 20: Announcement of permanent results

The first time a population census was taken in the Maldives was in 1911. Following this consensus was taken every 10 years – up until it came to halt in 1931.

The last time a nationwide population census was taken in the Maldives was in 2014 – which showed that country had a total population of 402, 071 people.