Saudi Gazette report
Riyadh — The General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT) announced on Wednesday that it has extended the Saudi census 2022 self-enumeration process for another 6 days.
GASTAT said it had extended the self-enumeration data-filling period to the end of Tuesday May 31, instead of ending Wednesday May 25.
He noted that his decision followed requests received from citizens and residents of the Kingdom to extend the deadline for self-enumeration of the 2022 Saudi census.
As for the counting of people through visits by field investigators, GASTAT confirmed that it will continue until the end of the data collection stage, through visits by field investigators to the homes of citizens. and residents.
GASTAT, in cooperation with the Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA), earlier introduced a new feature that helps people verify the census researcher’s identity through their own digital wallet in the app. Tawakkalna.
The authority said that the citizen and resident will have the right to see the identity card of the field researcher, in order to raise the level of transparency and reliability and strengthen the reassurance of families.
It should be noted that the Director General of Social Statistics at the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT), Dr. Fatimah Aloef, said earlier that the ministry’s concern not to overrule the usual method of enumerating the population by visiting the field researcher, is due to his full awareness of the diversity of society.
There are large segments that still don’t use electronic apps, and that way the field researcher will be able to access, cover and count those segments, she said.
The authority praised citizens’ and residents’ awareness and response to the census and willingness to self-enumerate by filling out the form electronically.
He previously revealed that more than four million citizens and expatriates have so far taken part in the 2022 Saudi census by choosing self-enumeration, since the start of the actual count and data collection on May 10.
Several channels have been made available by GASTAT to help citizens and residents fill in the census form and respond to inquiries, through the Saudi Census 2022 electronic portal: https://survey.saudicensus.sa/enand through the unified number 920020081, in addition to GASTAT’s accounts on social networks.
Having an account in Absher for the head of household is a requirement to access the self-enumeration website, through which the participant can get a quick response code through the Nafath portal, or by registering on the portal of the Saudi census and filling in the required data.
GASTAT also noted that citizens and residents can also fill in their data through self-census stations located in various shopping malls, as it helps individuals and heads of households to fill in the census form with l help from the census employee.
It specified to citizens and residents, through its website, the locations of the self-census stations which can be visited via the following link:
The results of the 2022 Saudi census will be announced during the fourth quarter (Q4) of this year, from October 1 to December 31, 2022, GASTAT said.