In preparation for the seventh general population and housing census scheduled to be held in September 2024, more than 1,500 cartographic assistants have been working in the field to complete the cartographic work for this process, since April 17, 2023, for a period of 14 months.
These works will enable the division of the national territory into “census areas” to ensure that a comprehensive population survey is conducted during the implementation of the 2024 General Population and Housing Census, without neglect or duplication, in order to identify the human resources and materials necessary for this major operation.
In parallel, the High Commission for Planning is implementing the process of cartographic localization of economic establishments, which aims to collect data on the basic characteristics of production and service units, including determining their identity, the nature of their activity, and the size of their workers, with the aim of preparing an integrated statistical record.
Thanks to the integrated information technology solution prepared by the High Commission for Planning for this purpose, these processes have been completely digitized, which will enable the geographical locations of all residences and economic, administrative, social and socio-cultural institutions to be determined throughout the national territory.
To date, the rate of progress in completing cartographic updating in urban and rural areas has reached approximately 72.3%, while approximately 34% of cartographic localization work for economic establishments has been completed.
In the context of raising awareness of the importance of this process, the High Commission for Planning wrote to federations, professional bodies and associations, chambers of commerce, industry and services, as well as chambers of traditional industry and a group of government sectors in order to provide the necessary assistance to participants in this process, including researchers, observers and supervisors, and to facilitate their mission.
In this regard, the High Commission for Planning renews its call to all families and economic and collective actors to engage and respond to the field teams in order to be able to complete the field works within the specified deadlines, to ensure the success of this major national operation.