New features in the 2023 Census

The following are some of the new features in the 2023 PHC:

a. The use of Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) to ensure eǫ cient data, collection, management, and processing. This will help to receive real-time data and also minimise the data processing period so that processed data could be released shortly after field data collection.

b. The use of Global Positioning System (GPS) to capture the location (coordinates) of all structures. This allows for geo-fencing of enumeration areas i.e. enumerators cannot work outside of their enumeration area.

c. Five new modules have been introduced into the 2023 census which are:
■ Fertility and Child Survival
■ Mortality (Deaths in the Households in the last 12 months)
■ Diǫ culties in performing activities
■ Sanitation
■ Climate Change