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2024 Census Data Collector Recruitment: NSO PNG

The National Statistical Office (NSO PNG) is seeking enthusiastic and qualified Papua New Guineans to join the vital team of Data Collectors for the upcoming 2024 National Population Census! This is your chance to be a part of history and contribute directly to shaping the future of PNG.

NSO PNG - 2024 PNG Census Data Collectors Application form PDF download NSO

PNG Fires Service is also recruiting nationwide - click here to find out.

What is the Role of a Data Collector at NSO PNG?

As a Data Collector, also known as a Field Enumerator, you will be responsible for collecting crucial population data within your designated local area (Ward/LLG) during June 2024. Check out the actual dates for the 2024 National Census on PNG Insight.

Equipped with an Android tablet, you will be entrusted with the task of accurately recording information provided by households in your community.

The NSO is looking for individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Age: 18 to 45 years old
  • Education: Minimum Grade 10 qualification or higher
  • Physical Fitness: Must be physically fit and healthy with no vision impairment or speech disorders
  • Communication Skills: Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Technical Skills: Must be comfortable operating an Android phone or tablet
  • Financial Information: Must possess a valid existing bank account
  • Experience (Bonus): Prior experience in data collection, particularly census or surveys, is a valuable asset

How to Apply

Ready to make a difference? Here's how to get started:

  • 1. Download the application form: Visit the National Statistical Office website for more information ( or head to your provincial or district headquarters to pick up a physical form.
  • 2. Complete the application: Fill out the application form thoroughly and attach your updated CV.
  • 3. Submit your application:  Deliver your completed application and CV to the Provincial Census Coordinator or the Provincial Recruitment Coordinator at your provincial headquarters office.

How to Obtain 2024 Census Data Collector Application Form - NSP PNG?

The recruitment drive will be done in all the provinces by their respective Provincial Census Coordinators (PCCs) and LLG Census Coordinators (LLGCCs).

If you are interested to participate in, visit your Provincial Census Office for more information or send an email to NSO PNG

Don't miss out! The application window closes on April 19th, 2024. 

NSO PNG Census Data Collector application form pdf - National Statistics Office

IMPORTANT: DO NOT PAY ANY BRIBE TO THE LOCAL CENSUS COORDINATORS (Provincial Census Coordinator or the Provincial Recruitment Coordinator). This is a community service and it should be done for FREE and on a MERIT basis ONLY

By becoming a Data Collector, you'll play a vital role in ensuring an accurate and successful census. This data is crucial for national development, shaping the future allocation of resources in healthcare, education, infrastructure, and more. More information is available here.

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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Papua New Guinea Population Estimate 2021

The provided text contains information about the Population Estimates 2021 for Papua New Guinea (PNG) produced by the National Statistical Office (NSO).  It's important to note that the Population Estimates 2021 for PNG were generated through the use of satellite images and surveys. 

The data is crucial for decision-making and planning at various levels of government and institutions, contributing to the country's development goals. The estimate's accuracy is acknowledged, but it is also recognised that a complete census remains the most reliable data source.

PNG's Total Population in 2021: 11,781,559

   - Males: 6,142,585

   - Females: 5,638,974

This estimate is higher than the predicted population figures from the CIA World Factbook (2022, we used here.

Papua New Guinea Population 2021

Population Key Indicators (2021 Estimates)

Each of the figures in the Population Key Indicators provides valuable information about the age and gender distribution of the population in Papua New Guinea in 2021. 

Let's explain each of these indicators:

1. Sex Ratio (Male to Female): 108.9

This figure represents the number of males for every 100 females in the population. In this case, the sex ratio is 108.9, indicating that there are approximately 108.9 males for every 100 females in the country. 

A sex ratio greater than 100 indicates that there are more males than females in the population.

2. Percentage of Working Age Population (15 to 64 years old): 61.6%

This percentage represents the proportion of the population that falls within the working-age group, which is typically considered to be between 15 and 64 years old. 

In this case, 61.6% of the population is within this age range and is likely to be part of the labour force and actively contributing to the economy.

3. Percentage of Older Population (65 years old and over): 2.7%

This percentage represents the proportion of the population that is 65 years old and older. It indicates the share of elderly individuals in the total population. 

A higher percentage suggests that the population is ageing, which can have implications for healthcare, social services, and pension systems.

4. Percentage of Youth (15 to 24 years old): 21.6%

This percentage represents the proportion of the population that falls within the youth age group, typically considered to be between 15 and 24 years old. 

This demographic segment includes young adults who are transitioning from adolescence to adulthood and may be pursuing education or entering the workforce.

5. Total Dependency Ratio (0-14 + 65 years old) / 15-64 years old: 62.4%

The total dependency ratio is a measure of the economic burden on the working-age population. It is calculated by dividing the combined number of individuals aged 0 to 14 (children) and 65 years and over (elderly) by the number of individuals aged 15 to 64 (working age). 

In this case, for every 100 working-age individuals, there are 62.4 dependents who are either too young or too old to participate in the labour force.

6. Children Dependency Ratio (0-14 / 15-64 years old): 58.1%

The children dependency ratio specifically measures the burden on the working-age population due to children (aged 0 to 14). It is calculated by dividing the number of children by the number of working-age individuals. 

A higher ratio indicates a larger proportion of children dependent on the working-age population.

7. Old-Age Dependency Ratio (65 years old and over / 15-64 years old): 4.3%

The old-age dependency ratio measures the burden on the working-age population due to elderly individuals (aged 65 and over). It is calculated by dividing the number of elderly individuals by the number of working-age individuals. 

A higher ratio indicates a larger proportion of elderly dependents on the working-age population.

8. Median Age (Both Sexes): 21.2

Median age represents the midpoint of the age distribution, where half of the population is older than the median age, and half is younger. 

In this case, the median age for both sexes is 21.2 years, suggesting a relatively young population.

9. Median Age (Male): 20.8

The median age specifically for males, which is 20.8 years. This indicates that the midpoint of the male age distribution is 20.8 years.

10. Median Age (Female): 21.7

The median age specifically for females, which is 21.7 years. This indicates that the midpoint of the female age distribution is 21.7 years.

11. Percentage of Population Aged 18 and Over: 57.2%

This percentage represents the proportion of the population that is 18 years old and older. It indicates the share of adults in the total population who are eligible to participate in various legal and social activities.

12. Percentage of Women of Reproductive Age (15 to 49 years old): 55.3%

This percentage represents the proportion of women in the population who are within the reproductive age range of 15 to 49 years old. 

This demographic segment is significant as it relates to issues concerning family planning, maternal health, and childbirth.

The population key indicators are essential for understanding the demographic composition of Papua New Guinea's population and can assist policymakers and planners in making informed decisions about various aspects of development, including healthcare, education, and social services.

How the Estimate is Calculated

The estimate is based on a series of different datasets and methods. The NSO uses recent, reliable population data collection exercises such as the Urban Structural Listing and Household Survey for the Long Lasting Insecticidal Net Distribution by Rotarians Against Malaria. 

Geographic and administrative characteristics, such as night-time lights, distance to health providers, and slope, are measured using aerial images collected from satellites. 

The relationship between population size and these characteristics is used to estimate the population in areas with limited data.

Accuracy of the Estimate

The Population Estimate has a 3% margin of error at the national level. However, it is emphasised that the estimate does not replace a National Population and Housing Census, which remains the most reliable source of information, providing not only population counts but also socio-demographic and economic characteristics at the lowest level of geographic subdivision of the country.



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