The Ghana Statistical Service, GSS has announced that the 2021 Population and Housing Census Data is ready and set to be released by September 22, 2021.
According to a press release sent to Ghana Africa News, the Ghana Statistical Service has published the Product Release Calendar for the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) which previews the data products that will be generated from the 2021 PHC.
In the statement, it was mentioned that the purpose of releasing this calendar ahead of the product releases is to provide information to stakeholders and data users on when data products from the census will be made available to the public to promote extensive usage of the census data.
According to GSS, the 2021 PHC will provide updated demographic, socio-economic and housing data for research, policy, and planning over the next decade.
“The release calendar indicates that the preliminary report which presents the provisional results will be made available on Wednesday, 22nd September, 2021”, the statement noted.
This means that for the first time ever, the provisional results are to be released within three months of the Census Night (27th June 2021).
The 2021 PHC, is Ghana’s first fully digital census utilizing technology to enhance census implementation and data quality.
GSS indicated that the use of technology for data capture and real-time data quality monitoring facilitated faster data processing and results release.
The release calendar features six (6) different types of publications and eight (8) interactive and user-friendly products to be released within the next two years meet the diverse needs of data users.
The publications are the Preliminary Report, Residential Proximity to Essential Services Report, General Report, Thematic Reports, Analytical Reports, and the Census Atlas.
The other products are policy briefs, interactive census results dashboard, infographics, dissemination seminars, webinars for data users, videos, fact sheets, and 1% Public Use Microdata Sample.
The full Product Release Calendar can be downloaded from the census website, https://statsghana.gov.gh/gssmain/storage/img/infobank/2021%20PHC%20Release%20Calendar_140921.pdf
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