Ready for counting: PSA sets nationwide census

Release Date: 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
This is to announce that the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) shall conduct the 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015). The PSA, pursuant to Republic Act 10625 or the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013, shall primarily be responsible for all national censuses and surveys, sectoral statistics, consolidation of selected administrative recording systems and compilation of national accounts. The enumeration for the POPCEN 2015 is on August 10 to September 6, 2015 in most provinces and may be extended until end of September 2015 in big cities.
Enumerators wearing official POPCEN 2015 IDs will visit and interview every household to ask basic information such as age, sex, marital status, education, and usual occupation. The interview will take from 15 to 30 minutes for each household.
This nationwide activity aims to provide updated population counts of household members, which shall be used for the determination of the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA); creation of new local government units (LGUs); and, for the conversion of some existing LGUs to higher level such as municipalities to component cities and component cities to highly urbanized cities. Census results are also useful for determining sites for establishing businesses. These data are utilized to determine consumer demands and supply of labor for the production of various goods and services.
The population count by province, city, municipality, and barangay will be submitted to the Office of the President for proclamation as official census counts in January 2016. Other detailed data will be released on staggered basis starting last quarter of 2016.
The PSA calls for all to support the POPCEN 2015 by accommodating its enumerators as they do interviews and by providing complete and appropriate answers to all questions during the interview.
For more information on and to address support to POPCEN 2015, visit the website or contact the nearest PSA office in your area.
                    National Statistician