Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Interim census under way

Interim census under way

Interim census under way

Authorities have begun a countrywide survey of Cambodians, collecting data for an interim census to be used by the government to plan and provide for residents, the Ministry of Planning said yesterday.

Planning Minister Chhay Thon said the government could only afford to conduct an official census once a decade, but that an interim survey was necessary because of constantly changing demographics.

“It is so important to survey residents’ situations for the government, related ministries, and NGOs, which need to officially report on the country’s development. It helps us set goals,” he said.
The last full census was in 2008, and the next is due in 2018.

The interim survey will last from March 3 to 7, with 955 enumerators and 238 supervisors assigned to cover 955 villages in 24 provinces.

The census will collect information on living standards, health and migration, among other issues.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all