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Release on: 22 August 2016

Data Collection for the 2016 Population By-census Concluded

Data collection for the 2016 Population By-census was successfully concluded on 21 August. The Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) attributed the success of the operation to the cooperation of the general public and support of the community and various government departments. The overall response rate reached 90.7 %, with 16.9% of the households having completed the e-Questionnaire. For the non-contact households who might be travelling out of Macao, the enumerators have left an appointment card at their home. DSEC will continue to follow up on these cases and encourage the households to call the Population By-census Hotline at 8809 8809 to complete the survey as soon as possible.

For evaluating the accuracy of the By-census results, DSEC is going to conduct the Post Enumeration Survey (PES) from 2 to 11 September. Enumerators will re-visit about 660 households to collect basic information on household members for the compilation of relevant quality indicators. DSEC called for the continued support of the selected households to the PES. Preliminary results of the 2016 Population By-census will be available in December 2016, and detailed results will be published in April 2017.

In appreciation for the cooperation and support of households, all households who completed the By-census questionnaire will automatically enter the Cooperating Households Lucky Draw, and those who completed the e-Questionnaire will get an extra entry in the E-Questionnaire Lucky Draw. The Lucky Draws, together with the draw for the 2016 Population By-census Online Quiz, will be held on 29 September. Results of the draws will be posted on the 2016 Population By-census website (www.dsec.gov.mo/Intercensos2016) and all winners will be notified individually by DSEC staff.

Mak Hang Chan, Deputy Director of DSEC, taking photo with enumerators.