The Namibian Statistics Agency (NSA) has finally completed its 2023 Population and Housing Census fieldwork.

The agency began the process on September 18, 2023, and concluded it with the post-enumeration survey, including the reconciliation field visit on February 14, 2023.

During this period, the NSA dedicated its field staff to collecting vital census data across all 14 regions.

The census journey comprised the pre-enumeration, the enumeration phase, and the post-enumeration.

The data collected during this period will be processed and used as a guide by the government in decision-making.

This data will aid the government in planning for social services as well as aiding private sector businesses, international bodies, including development partners, and non-governmental organisations.

Census data is utilized by governments, non-profits, and other agencies to gain a better understanding of their communities and how to best serve a country that is constantly evolving.

The CEO of NSA, Alex Shimuafeni, mentioned that the Population and Housing Census preliminary results will be released soon.

Shimuafeni added that the census preliminary results are an interim summary of the census population count and will be released prior to the final results.

He stated that the preliminary results will provide information such as sex, regional, and rural-urban population distribution.



Lucy Nghifindfaka