NSO makes progress in analysis of 2019 census results – Solomon Star News
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) continues to progress analyzes of the results of the 2019 Population and Housing Census with a view to an expected release of the results later this year.
Following a meeting convened on Wednesday 23rd In March, ONS officers within the different units of the department organized themselves into pairs and groups and were assigned different chapters of the reports with census tables generated from 2019 census data, according to a press release issued by the ONS.
This approach of sharing census report chapters with NSO officers is to ensure that officers take ownership of the reports and for officer capacity development.
The draft report based on the findings will be edited by an external consultant. The chapters will subsequently constitute the Final Census Analysis Report, Volume 1 for the results of the 2019 Population and Housing Census which will finally be launched.
Census Commissioner Douglas Kimi echoed that the November riots in Honiara in 2021 as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the outbreak of community transmission in the country, and particularly in Honiara at the start of this year 2022, have imposed a significant setback on the state of progress of the finalization of the results of the census.
Nonetheless, the 2022 Census work plan confirms the office’s commitment to seeing it through to final launch and dissemination this year.
Wednesday 30and In March, the first group comprising Deputy Census Commissioner Michael Dimola, Chief Social Statistician Anterlyn Tuzakana, NSDS Project Manager Anna Pitaboe and other statisticians met to establish their work plan.
“We are studying the first two chapters,” Ms. Tuzakana said.
“These two chapters deal with the profile and evolution of the population, and with urbanization. It will take us about two weeks or more to complete.
Other groups will continue to work on their analyzes when they receive their generated and validated statistical tables. The office included most of its new employees in the capacity building process. Some speakers will also participate.
The provisional results of the 2019 Census were published on November 16and 2020, which revealed that as of midnight (census night) of November 24, 2019, the country’s provisional population was around 721,455. It is likely that the final estimate will be around a similar figure.
The NSO will release the final census results anytime in the middle of this year and they are expected to be slightly different from the provisional results.