|Statistics Council Members|
|Statistics Council Statement on Census 2001|
|Statistics Council Sub-Committee Comment on the Census 2001 results||Preliminary investigations indicate that the 2001 census probably resulted in:
Scanning problems caused some births to be recorded in the wrong province. The number of cases is relatively small and should not lead to too much distortion for most purposes for which these data are used; however, it does produce obviously erroneous results in when one tries to estimate the extent of inter-provincial migration of those born since the previous census.
For further details of these investigations see the full report of the
|Labour Market Data||The census produces lower estimates of labour force participation than September 2001 Labour Force Survey. There is possible under-reporting of employment in the informal and subsistence agriculture sectors, particularly among those working only a few hours per week. The labour force survey questionnaire includes more prompts to clarify these issues, which is not possible during census enumeration. The United Nations and the International Labour Organisation note that labour force surveys are expected to produce more reliable estimates of labour market variables than censuses. Note that the labour force survey figures of September 2001 are the official labour market statistics for the period.|