Census 2011 workers prepare to mop up

After counting 97% of all of South Africa’s households since the start of the 2011 Census three weeks ago, census agents are set to begin “mopping up” ahead of the actual number-crunching, says Stats SA.

“We have been working very hard to make sure that everyone is counted, but unfortunately there will always be a few households that were not at home when they were visited,” said Census spokesperson Trevor Oosterwyk.

Those who had not been counted yet needed to get in contact with Stats SA so that a enumerator could be sent to their homes.

A mop-up phase would start on Tuesday. Enumerators would “phase visit” and ensure all questionnaires that were handed out were completed and collected, said Oosterwyk.

Stats SA will begin processing the data soon after that.

People can e-mail their details to [email protected] or call 0800 110 248 if they have not been visited. — Sapa

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