Census Starts Today
The ‘Data Updating for Population, Residences and Establishments’ or Tehdees ul Bayanat, starts today in the emirate of Al Fujairah.
Yesterday, 29 surveyors received their instructions and PDAs on which they will collect the data and from 4pm Sunday 16 January, the 2011 Fujairah census will commence.
Each surveyor is working under an experienced supervisor who will help deal with problems, transfer the data each evening to a main server and conduct samples to ensure that the information collecting is being done accurately and efficiently.
This first phase, from 16 January to 15 February, will involve the counting of buildings and establishments. The rate at which surveyors collect the information each afternoon will depend upon whether their survey area is urban or rural, how much travelling is involved between the buildings and the difficulty of getting access.
The target is for surveyors to count 50 buildings per day.
Data Updating in Fujairah Conducted by Surveyors with PDAs, FIF, 29 December 2010.
Fujairah Ruler Orders Census in 2011, FIF, 26 December 2010.
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Image: A surveyor receiving his PDA, name badge and other resources from Fujairah Statistics Center staff, Mr. Anwar (blue shirt) and Mr. Ali (red shirt).