The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) will conduct the Sixth Population and Housing Census from June 15-21 this year.
The first-ever digital census, which is typically conducted once a decade, provides comprehensive data on the overall population, its composition, labor force, density, housing and other socio-economic indicators critical to the formulation of economic and other policies.
President Abdul Hamid is expected to unveil a commemorative stamp on the project, while Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will deliver an inaugural address on June 14, marking the start of this historic digital project.
As part of this census, digital map data based on GIS (Geographic Information System) of all households in the country will be collected simultaneously through the Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) method at the using mobile tabs.
About 3.7 lakh enumerators will collect population census data across the country and send it to a central server for processing. Data will be collected from each household using a Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) system, Geographic Information System and tablet computers with data connectivity.
The BBS last published a population census report in 2011 which estimated the population of Bangladesh at 15.17 crore.
He said the population growth rate was 1.37%. Currently, the population of Bangladesh is around 17 crore.