Ilha de Paquetá (RJ) receives first test for the Census

Ilha de Paquetá, a neighborhood in the city of Rio located in Guanabara Bay, will receive, starting this Monday (6), the first field test for the 2022 Demographic Census of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The house-to-house census runs until September 24th. Altogether, 16 IBGE technicians will be involved in the collection service.

Data from the Municipality of Rio indicate that more than 85% of the adult population of Paquetá is already vaccinated with the two doses against covid-19, which guarantees more safety for the work of the IBGE teams and for the residents.

According to the agency, the professionals involved in data collection will wear masks and face shields, respecting safety protocols against the pandemic.

For the IBGE Research Director, Cimar Azeredo, events like this are fundamental for the institute to guarantee a safe and quality census operation.

“We need to keep the Census flag up, given the importance of information for Brazilian society. We are facing a ‘new normal’ and it will be IBGE’s first experience in putting a census operation in the field after the Experimental Census in 2019”, he says.

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The training of professionals involved in the test took place throughout the month of August. The start of the 2022 Census collection will begin on June 1 of next year.

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In the test in Paquetá, alternative and complementary data collection approaches will be used: in person, by telephone and by internet. The three forms of collection will be used in next year’s census.

The operation in Rio de Janeiro will also serve to test the systems and equipment that will be used in the census operation, such as Mobile Collection Devices (DMCs, similar to a smartphone, which keep the electronic questionnaires), since some specifications and functionalities have not yet been evaluated in the field.

Paquetá has about 40 streets and, according to the last Census of 2010, the neighborhood had almost 1,300 households and 3,381 residents.

Source: BoF Rio de Janeiro

Edition: Jaqueline Deister

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