With the extension of the digital census, the “traditional” face-to-face segment will begin at the end of next week, in a “gradual” way.
The director of the National Statistics Institute (INE), Diego Aboal, announced that the face-to-face census will begin at the end of May, gradually to then move forward with full deployment in Uruguay in the last days of the month.
While the last citizens complete the digital census virtually, the preparations for the face-to-face segment of the population survey finish closing, while it will start “end of next week” in a “gradual” way and with “smaller contingents”, to then go out with the “full deployment” of census takers “towards the next week”, on May 29, as explained by the director of the INE in radio statements.
According to Aboal, the virtual alternative of the census, which was extended until next Monday, is “very good”, for which he is “very happy”. Meanwhile, also until next Monday and from today, INE trains census takers who will be in charge of the first face-to-face sessions of the census, while on the weekend of May 27 and 28, there will be other training sessions.
Uruguay wants to be the country with the most digital response in the census
Turn up this morning 43% of households had already been registered in a virtual census. This digital format “will facilitate” the work of the census takers, who in the homes that have already completed the survey will only have to scan a QR code, as Aboal recalled.
“It makes the task easier later, which is very big. We have to visit more than 650 locations and more than 80,000 blocks, as well as more than 1,500,000 addresses in urban areas, and more than 120,000 points in rural areas,” the director listed.
The objective of the INE is to reach 50% of households registered virtually. “If we reach 50%, Uruguay becomes the country with the most digital response in Latin America,” ahead of Argentina, the current record holder.