The Department of National Planning (DNP) has announced it is to carry out a national census in September next year, local media has reported.
Speaking to local media on Thursday (March 21), DNP Assistant Director Fathimath Riyaza stated that the census will take place from September 20 to September 27, and will be advertised under the slogan of “count me in”.
“We will visit the houses this time too, and gather information of the number of people in each household, along with other information regarding the people in the household,” Riyaza was quoted as saying in local media.
A total of 3327 enumerators are to be employed to collect the information next year, and that upcoming census will include information on foreigners living in the country.
Local media reported that Maldives conducted its first census in 1911 and has held a census every five years since 1985.