Census questions you will be asked on Saturday


Census questions you will be asked on Saturday

The census that officially kicks off on Saturday, August 24 will see officials record data for the first time on computers or tablets.

Officials employed by the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics will use questionnaires to guide the exercise that will run for seven days.

It is only on August 24 and 25 that the census will take place from 6pm to 6am.

“Counting will continue up to the 31st August 2019 when counting is scheduled to end. The Census teams will proceed with enumeration throughout the week, but all information will refer to the night of 24th August – the census Reference Night,” a statement on the KNBS website reads.

Officials are expected to take 30 minutes in every household they visit.

Census questions will be capture data that includes ethnicity or nationality, marital status, live births among others. The questions are as follows:

  • What are the names of each person who spent the night of 24th/25th August, 2019 in this household?
  • What is each person’s relationship to the head of this household?
  • What is their sex ?
  • What is their age (s)?
  • What is their date of birth?
  • Please insert line number of their biological mother
  • Is the person a usual member of this household?
  • What is their ethnicity or nationality ?
  • What is their religion ?
  • What is their marital status?
  • Where were they born?
  • Where were they living in August 2018?
  • When did they move to the current county?
  • Why did they move to the current place of residence?

For women older than 12 years, questions will be as follows:

  • How many children have you ever  borne alive?
  • How many children have you borne  alive who usually live in this household ?
  • How many children have you borne alive who usually live elsewhere ?
  • How many children have you borne   alive who have died ?
  • When was your last child born?
  • Where did this last birth occur?
  • What was the sex of this child/ children?
  • Was this last birth notified?
  • Is this last child/ children still alive ?
  • If the last child is not alive, when did the child die?

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