With the start of Census 2011 a little over a month away, a team of 30 000 listers across the country have started. Listing is a process where a register of all dwelling units across the country is made.
During this phase of the project, a register of all dwelling units, other structures and prominent features in an area will be compiled. This will then help the fieldworkers when they visit with the census questionnaire to know which structures to visit.
The country has been divided into areas called enumeration areas (EA). It is important to know and identify the boundaries of these areas as well as the number of dwellings per enumeration area before the enumerators are sent to the area.
This helps with logistical issues such as how many questionnaires should be sent to an area. This will also make it easier for the enumerators to navigate and find their way around an area.
What is listing?
Listing is the compilation of a register of all Dwelling Units, other structures and prominent features in a given Enumeration Area (EA). More specifically, the following are listed:
Objectives of listing
Listing objectives are as follows:
How listing will be done ?
During listing fieldwork, the lister will be given an orientation map to determine where the EA is located in relation to other EAs in the area. The lister will also be given the EA Summary Book that has been developed for the specific EA. All Dwelling Units and other structures (excluding toilets) are to be listed within the EA.
The lister is expected to complete the following information in the EA Summary Book:
All listers will wear a black Stats SA cap, blue Stats SA bib and they will be carrying an ID card. Should you have any questions or need to confirm the identity of a fieldworker please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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