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Census complete by end of November

17/10/2001 09:51
According to an announcement by the Statistical Service, after two weeks since the census of population started, the door to door enumeration is conducted smoothly, with no particular problems, with the public co-operating and responding positively. About 8.000 housing units are enumerated daily covering about 20.000 inhabitants.

The census data is collected by authorised employees who visit the households and will last until the end of November providing ample time for the enumeration of all the resident population. All members of a household having their usual residence at that place should be reported, with persons absent temporarily also to be included (i.e. students abroad, sailors, working temporarily abroad, patients in clinics etc.).

The census aims to enumerate both Cypriots and non-Cypriots who live or intend to live in Cyprus for more than a year. It is therefore intended to enumerate in addition to the foreigners permanently residing in Cyprus and all other non-Cypriots (students, workers etc.) whose duration of stay in Cyprus exceeds or will exceed one year.

The Statistical Service assures that all data and information collected during the census are treated as confidential and no-one has access to personal data which is used only for statistical purposes.