May 27, 2022 1:15 pm

Census 2022, online: what are the questions and from when can it be completed

The National Census of Population, Households and Housing It will be held on Wednesday, May 18, a day that will be a national holiday, and for the first time it will include a census questionnaire through the Internet, as well as a question about gender identity. In addition, the entire population will be able to respond on ethnic self-recognition, the national government reported today.

For the first time, detailed the official page, Argentine citizens will have the opportunity to complete the online census questionnaire, for which you will need to have a computer, tablet or cell phone with internet access.

The national date of the census was determined through decree 42/2022, published today in the Official Gazette and signed by the president Alberto Fernández, the chief of staff, Juan Manzur; and the Minister of Economy, Martín Guzmán.

The digital Census will be enabled from Wednesday March 16 to Monday May 16, 2022 inclusive.

Between 00:00 and 20:00 on Wednesday 18, the Census Day, Theatrical functions, cinematographic exhibitions, sports competitions, shows or public meetings cannot be carried out, according to Law 24,254.

Neither can clubs and shops selling food items remain open.

The Census regulations also establish that all the people who live in the country must answer the questions included in the census questionnaire, according to article 17 of Decree 726/2020.

Information obtained, “will only be used for statistical purposes”, according to article 18 of that regulation, where it is clarified that “responses are confidential and INDEC does not share the individual data provided through the Census with any natural person or public or private body.”

The objective of this tool is that all private homes in rural and urban areas can self-census when and where they want, in addition to optimizing data filling times“, it was informed.

In any case, accredited census takers They will go through all the private homes in urban areas of the country, to carry out face-to-face interviews, if applicable.

If people completed the digital Census, they will only be asked for proof of completion, which is a 6-digit alphanumeric code that is generated automatically when they finish completing the census questionnaire.

This voucher can be downloaded and, in addition, Those who have done it digitally will receive it in the email that is registered at the beginning of the Census.

It is also clarified that it is not will request a form and if there is more than one household in the dwelling, they will all use the same proof of completion.

The steps to complete the Digital Census

The Indec stressed that it will be the first time that a legal census is carried out in Argentina, where people will be counted according to their place of habitual residence, since “the previous ten were de facto censuses, since the population was enumerated in the place where he had spent the night before Census Day.”

In addition, it will be the first time that a question on gender identity will be included and the entire population will be able to answer on ethnic self-recognition (indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants), since in previous censuses this topic was relieved of only a sample of the people surveyed.

Model digital census form for private homes

Digital census template for collective housing

With information from the Télam agency

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