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Due to the continuous increase in the demand for data, information and reliable statistical indicators by users of the government sector in particular, most countries implement a census that includes population, housing and establishments every ten years to set plans, policies and to make decisions as well. This shall contribute to the journey of national development in various social and economic fields and to provide planners and decision makers with the actual image and detailed data on the populations and their distribution based on the place of residence as well as the social and economic characteristics such as: educational level, qualifications, individuals’ economic status, occupations, type of the economic sector to which they belong to, and type of the establishment’  economic activity .... Read more

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Saudi Arabia is only One Year away from KSA 2020 Census

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the...

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 256 days until the beginning of Saudi Arabia Census...

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GASTAT Launches “Self-enumeration System” and e-portal for Saudi Arabia’s 2020 Census



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The Minister of Economy and Planning, chairman of GASTAT board of director, Mr. Mohammed bin Mazyed Altwaijri announced the...

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KSA Census Project Steering Committee Meeting

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Q: When was the first modern population census conducted in the world?

A: Since ancient times, human beings cared about the population census. The historical sources point to the existence of this interest in ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, the ancient Chinese civilization and the Romans. In 1749, Sweden is the first country to conduct a census in its modern sense, followed by Norway in 1760, then Denmark in 1769, and finally the United States in 1790. In the Arab countries, Egypt is the first Arab country to conduct a modern population census, in 1882.

Q: How many official censuses... Read more