CENSUS EVALUATION AND POST ENUMERATION SURVEY OF BANGLADESH Presented by Mst. MaksudaShilpi Deputy Director Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics Bangladesh
Population census • The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics will conduct the 5th decennial census of Bangladesh in 15-19 March, 2011. • The population census of the country is significant as it is the source of reliable, updated and comprehensive data about the size of the population of the country. • Its distribution over different administrative units and the various socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the population. • The main objective of the census is to count all the population residing in the territory of Bangladesh at a point of time.
Post Enumeration check • The Post Enumeration check (PEC) survey was conducted during February 20-29, 2001 mainly for an independent evaluation of quality and coverage of the main census conducted during January 23-27, 2001.
Objective of the above mentioned PES. • The Principal objective of the PES was to estimate the magnitude of both positive and negative corerage errors. • A Second objective of PES was to provide indications of the quality of enumeration collected in the census.
Field Enumeration. • Enumerators and Supervisors were the employees of Bureau of Statistics specifically assigned for the job. • They were not involved in the main census in these areas. • The location of the 280 EAS were kept secret from all census field staff. • PES enumeration started after receipt of all the field in schedules of the main census from the field. • Each of the PES enumeration was supplied a map of the sample EA.
PES Sampling design. • The sample had a two way stratification design. • The primary stratification was the grouping of EAS by Rural, other urban municipality, SMA. • The second stratification by geographical locations with in each primary stratum.
Matching and Follow-up Operation • In matching operation, all persons enumerated in PES were clarified as either • (i) correctly enumerated in the census (matched) on. • (ii) tentatively missed a set of matching rules was developed and each EA Person was independently matched twice by two different matchers. • This operation was done to estimate the number of “erroneously enumerated” persons included in the census and also to verify the persons who were clarified as “tentatively missed” were really missed.
Census of the 2011 round • We are planning to conduct a PES as part of our 2011 round census. • The census date 15-19 March, 2011 and PES date 15-19 April, 2011.