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Census 2011 starts off

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Latvia starts Census 2011 today, March 1. This year’s Census allows also online completion (tautasskaitisana.lv) starting from March 1 up to March 10. Starting from March 17 census interviewers will visit those who had not completed the form on the Internet, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) head Aija Žīgure told in LNT broadcast 900 sekundes.

Zigure points out she has already received information interviewers had visited a household and tried to charge for the answers. Thus she repeatedly stresses the census counters will start visiting people only starting from March 17.

She stresses it will be possible to recognize a census counter by their laptop computer bags, identification card with personal data and a picture. Both the computer bag and identification card with pink ribbon will depict the Census 2010 logo and symbols.

If people have the slightest doubt on a certain interviewer, they will be able to check the person by calling a toll-free information line 80000777.

The Census will round up on May 31 and it will collect information on both the population and housing.

Internet accessibility ensures that those who want will have an option to fill in the questionnaires at home, public libraries, education establishments or elsewhere, using the Internet. This option will be possible from March 1 up to March 10. The questionnaires will be available only when using passport data and the personal identification number.

It is emphasized the CSB lists confidentiality and security of the information its key priority, thus it has carried out all the necessary administrative, technical and organizational tasks to prevent any unauthorized access to information, its distortion or distribution, accidental or unauthorized destruction.

It is planned the results will be compiled and published in 2012 and 2013.


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