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Management of Statistical Information Systems (MSIS2010). Multi-modal of data collection for the 2010 Population and Housing Census National Statistical Office, Thailand (Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 26-29 April 2010). Census Background.
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Multi-modal of data collection for
the 2010 Population and Housing Census
National Statistical Office, Thailand
(Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 26-29 April 2010)
Thailand’s first Population Census was conducted in 1909.
Since 1960, NSO has been responsible for administrating
Population Census every 10 years.
The latest Population and Housing Census was carried
out in April 2000 and ICR technology was first implemented
for data capturing.
The 2010 Population and Housing Census has been
assigned on 1st – 31st July. This year is also 100th
Anniversary of census.
To promote on the media:
- Announcement in newspapers
- Broadcast by community radio and television
- Poster drawing competition, Census logo and slogan
- distributing promotional calendar of Census 2010
and selling Census memorable stamps.
Two pilot census tests were conducted :
- One in 2008 in the Phitsanulok province (Northern)
- Second in 2009 in Bangkok
The objective of the pilot tests were to test all stages
(preparation and planning, data collection, data processing
and data analysis and dissemination) which were the
lessons learned for planning the 2010 Population and
Decentralize data capturing for Population Census 2010
Distribute scanner to Provincial Office
Each province scans questionnaires and
Upload image files through FTP to
The Central Office for ICR system
Internet data collection is an alternative for self-
enumeration. The objective are decreasing coverage error,
providing a way to get at hard-to-enumerate households.
Web-based Data Entry is designed for self-enumeration
on Internet that the respondent can be accessed. NSO is
firstly provided for 2010 Population and Housing Census
that would be convenience mode to the respondent to
complete the questionnaire within the schedule time frame.
The internet target is user- friendly reliable, unbiased and
NSO is also planed for the firstly use of Computer Assisted
Telephone Interviewing (CATI) technique that the interviewer
from Telephone Interview Center (TIC) reads the question
developed on the computer screen and records the respondent's
answers directly into the Web-based Data Entry.
Regarding limited connecting network on peak time during
census period, software applications of Web-based Data Entry
for 2010 census was outsourced.
However, the specific outsourcing issues are detailed and
managed. NSO’s IT team would be evaluated to ensure the
understanding of requirements for timeliness, quality assurance,
data confidentiality and security.
To aggregate the completeness cleaned data of
2010 Population and Housing Census from multi-
sources before transferring to databases. Standard
databases platform have been provided to Data
Warehouse, Data Lab, NSO-GIS.
NSO have planed to link the Population Census database
to Government Strategic Information Center (GSIC) to support
the government agencies and disseminate the Knowledge
through NSO Website.
GSIC (Government Strategic Information Center)
The Cabinet approved for implementing GSIC in 2004.
The aim was responsible for administration and integrating
all country data levels included government in provincial
area. It also supported data for administration to Prime
minister service center.
Provide data to GSIC
The Statistical Information Technology Services and Dissemination
The NSO has expanded Information Technology services
which users can access through internet web site
The summary statistics from censuses and surveys,
statistical standard are as follows:
- Data Warehouse Dissemination System
- Data Laboratory is also enable users to select the
request data. Users can access though the login screen.
- Statistical Geographic Information System : SGIS
(Type of Spatial geographic data with boundaries of province,
district, sub-district on web by using Geographic Information System)