Date 5 May 2010.
Cabinet Affairs Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Ateyatellah Al Khalifa today stressed the importance of the census in meeting the needs of Bahrain 2030 Economic Vision.
"The survey will provide accurate data on the population, houses, facilities and buildings in addition to indices serving the development requirements", he said. He also described the census as a key tool to determine the rate of demographic growth in addition to the categorization of the population according to age groups, gender and geographic concentration. He was speaking as he visited an address included in random the sample which includes 15,000 addresses countrywide. He also visited a liaison centre in charge of ensuring the coordination between the field surveyors and the targeted families.
During the field visit, the minister assured the field teams work that are visiting the families, which constitute a link between researchers and supervisors of census process and the preparation of daily reports.
He also briefed on how to make the information by the family, where he expressed his admiration for the cooperation and awareness level of the importance sample information to the researcher, and the awareness level of consequences to provide correct information in the census to draw strategic plans and development of economic and social. Looked forward to other samples to be at the same level as the visited family and expressed their cooperation with the census team was convinced of its national responsibility.
He also visited one of the census population call centers, which is processing the field coordination between field researchers and the targeted households, and contacting these families directly. And listened to a detailed explanation by one of the call center staff which shows the working mechanism and the procedures in the center.
The Minister said that 2010 census way taken would make Bahrain the first Arab country to use administrative and population registers that are available to in conducting the census , saying that these records does not contain all of the information, which requires the process of doing field survey. This procedure is being implemented in developed European countries, particularly Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Holland and Switzerland. "The census, the ninth in the history of modern Bahrain, aims to provide accurate demographic, social and economic statistics to feed Bahrain's development strategies