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1 2010 Population and Housing Census: An Overview Presentation to District Census Implementation Committee & the Media HO, 28 th September Republic of Ghana

2 Outline What is a population census History of census taking in Ghana The importance of the 2010 Census The 2010 Census structure The census process & coverage Status of implementation 2

3 What is a population Census ‘ A population census is the total process of collecting, compiling, evaluating, analysing and publishing or otherwise disseminating demographic, economic and social data pertaining at a specified time, to all persons in a country or in a well-delimited part of a country’ 3

4 History of Census taking in Ghana (pre-indep)

5 History of Census taking (post indep) 1960 (6.0 m) 1970 (8.0 m) 1984 (12 m) 2000 (18. m) 2010 (25 m ?) 5

6 Why the Ghana 2010 Census - TO Adhere to the 10-year periodicity Build capacity – GSS Staff, Media and Others Know the trend of our population size Establish a credible and reliable Sampling Frame Create Employment ( From Demarcation to PES) Know the Total Population (M/F, Chn, ) Know the Housing Stock and Conditions

7 Why the Ghana 2010 Census CONT’D Use for General Planning Use for Policy Formulation, Implementation, M & E of National and International Frameworks (NHIS, SFP, NIP, GPRS and MDGs) Use for Electoral Commission’s work (Creation of new Districts & Constituencies) Use for NGOs, CSOs, The Media; MDAs Use for Research by Universities & Research Institutions (CEPA, IEA)

8 Why the Ghana 2010 PHC CONT’D? 8 The 2010 PHC will; provide the country with up to date demographic and socio-economic characteristics at the national, regional and district levels give the total number and key characteristics of persons and housing types in every Ghanaian town or village; afford the country with the opportunity of revising its electoral areas and constituencies provide an up to date sampling frame for the country

9 Why the Ghana 2010 Census CONT’D provide data that can be used to track the progress of the poverty reduction programmes and the tracking of the progress towards the achievement of the MDGs provide data for measuring the success or otherwise of national development programmes such as the National Identification System and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). provide results that will be a critical reference to ensure equity in the distribution of resources 9

10 1010/10/2014 Why the Ghana 2010 PHC cont’d The census information will assist Central Government, Regions and District Assemblies in planning their various educational, health, housing and other socio-economic services

11 The Census Process Cartographic work: -updating Enumeration Areas (EAs) nationwide) Testing instruments (questionnaires & manuals) and procedures (Pretest and Trial Census) B. Main Enumeration (enumerating entire population using about 45,000 field personnel) C. Post Enumeration Activities 1.Data processing 2.PES 3.Writing analytical reports 4.Produce publications and dissemination data A. Preparatory phase Using traditional and modern (GIS) methods 11 1.Preparation of Census Project Document including a budget 2. Establishment of the National Census machinery 3.Capacity Development 4.Development of questionnaires and manuals

12 Census Coverage The 2010 PHC is a De-facto count to cover all persons and living quarters within the borders of Ghana including all infants, children, sick as well as the mentally challenged 12

13 Census Coverage (cont.) Field personnel will visit every house or compound, as well as any other building such as a school, a store, container, kiosk, etc. **Some people sleep in their stores,kiosks, shops, etc Systematic method of enumeration.- to avoid omission or double counting of houses/persons 13

14 Status of implementation ActivityStatusRemarks 1. Cartographic workField work in 108 districts completed. Office work is progressing steadily Field work will be completed by October, while office work will be completed by Dec. ’09 2. Census questionnaire and manuals Drafts developed To be finalised after Trial Census in October-Nov. 3. Recruitment of field personnel for Trial Census Process has started Advert in both print and electronic media will be made by Monday, 14 th Sept 4. Publicity and Education Preparation in progress 1.National Publicity and Education Committee formed 2.Staff from collaborating agencies have been seconded to assist in publicity and education 14

15 The 2010 Census structure 15 National Census Steering Committee National Census Technical Advisory Committee National Census Publicity & Education Committee National Census Management Team National Census Coordinating Team National Census Implementation Team Regional Census Committee District Census Committee Field Personnel

16 2010 PHC Questionnaire & Topics Development of census questionnaire has involved Reviewing topics investigated in previous censuses and surveys Taking into consideration the UN Principles and Recommendations for Population & Housing Censuses Discussions with cross-section of stakeholders Reviews by the National Census Secretariat, National Census Technical Advisory Committee (NCTAC) and consultants on the Census 16

17 2010 PHC Questionnaire (cont) Eight broad areas: Geographic & migration characteristics Demographic & social characteristics Educational characteristics Economic characteristics Disability ICT Agriculture Housing characteristics Community facilities 17

18 Thank you 18


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