NSO reports 90% census completion in Negros Occidental
Negros Occ. (4 September) -- More than a month after the national census started, National Statistics Office Chief Fred Sollesta said their work is now almost near the finish line as 90 percent of census in the province in now accomplished.
Enumeration in cities and municipalities outside Bacolod is moving a little faster with all data gathered ready to be submitted by first week of this month.
Census in Bacolod City is expected to close by middle of September and is delayed for several reasons. One of which is that in some places, homeowners are only available during Saturdays and Sundays so that the census is done on those days using self-administered questionnaires, at times.
After the submission of all data, the office will begin conducting the manual processing-editing and coding of results, in preparation for the machine processing in the NSO Regional Office.
Preliminary results of the 2007 Population Census will be released on February next year.
Sollesta is appealing to houses which enumerators may have missed, especially in Bacolod City, to inform the NSO office so that they can be counted in the census. NSO can be reached at 435-0574. (PIA-LOL) [top]