Social Indicator (SI), the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives in Colombo, is conducting a ‘Feedback on 2012 Census’ survey on the latest population and housing census.
SI said the enumeration stage, which was during 27th February - 21st March 2012, has now been concluded and every single household in Sri Lanka should have shared the relevant information with the census data collectors by now.
The census by the Department of Census & statistics is the first in 30 years to cover all districts in the island. It is also far more detailed than the ones held in previous years and sought to obtain, from each citizen and each household, information beyond the basic demographic details.
This included information about internal migration, education and occupation details, information about housing units, literacy and disabilities of individuals, ownership of electronic items, access to Internet etc – making the final report and data set a valuable source of information not only for the Government, but also for academics, researchers and those working in the development sector, an SI media release said.
SI has invited the public to share their opinion about the 2012 census, asking four questions - Feedback on enumeration stage, Feedback on content - Questions that should have been asked (but were not), Communication equipment and Internet usage.
The site for this initiative is - https://cen 2012.wordpress.com