Papua New Guinea 2024 National Census - National Statistics Office (NSO PNG)

The Honourable Richard Masere, Minister for Administrative Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister has confirmed that Papua New Guinea's much-anticipated National Census is on track for June 2024!  This vital event, themed "Leave No One Behind! Be Counted!", will provide crucial data for national development in the coming decade.

2024 PNG National Census Application form - NSO PNG

As Minister Masere stated, 

"The National Government needs accurate statistics, data and information to do development plans for the country." 

The census will ensure PNG has a clear picture of its population, allowing for better allocation of resources in areas like healthcare, education, and infrastructure. 

According to the National Statistical Office of Papua New Guinea, PNG has conducted four (4) censuses since 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2011. The next census scheduled for July 2021 has never taken place. It is now 3 years late.

Related: How to apply to become a 2024 Census Data Collector with National Statistics Office, Papua New Guinea.

NSO PNG National Census 2024 Application form

When is the Census Happening?

Mark your calendars! The census will take place between June 17th and June 30th, 2024.  The reference night, the night on which everyone will be counted falls on June 16th.

What to Expect: According to the minister, this year's (2024) census will be a more streamlined and tech-savvy experience. Enumerators will be equipped with tablets to collect data, ensuring real-time transmission and minimizing errors. 

Minister Masere assures us that 

"the Census questionnaire is digitalised and... transmitted securely." 

There's no need to worry – your information will be kept confidential.

How You Can Help (Papua New Guinea 2024 National Census)

Everyone in Papua New Guinea has a role to play in making the census a success! Here's how you can contribute:

  • Be available: When census officials visit your household between June 17th and 30th, be prepared to answer their questions accurately.
  • Spread awareness: Talk to your family, friends, and neighbours about the importance of participating in the census. 
  • Stay informed: Look out for official updates from the National Statistical Office (NSO) through media channels and community leaders.
  • Take Part: You can become part of the Census 2024 team in your local area. Be involved - click here to find out.

Together, let's ensure a smooth and successful PNG 2024 National Census! By being counted, you're helping to shape a brighter future for Papua New Guinea.

Adapted from the minister's press statement. More information is available here.

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