More than 240,000 residents have already been visited by IBGE census takers in Acre

More than 240,000 residents have already been visited by IBGE census takers in Acre
More than 240,000 residents have already been visited by IBGE census takers in Acre

The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) released this Wednesday (31) the number of people registered between August 1 and 30 in the 2022 Census. In Acre, the partial balance shows that approximately 240 thousand people have already been counted esteemed.

Throughout the national territory, more than 59 million people in more than 20 million households were visited by census takers.

The head of the IBGE state unit, Marco Fábio Esteves, head of the IBGE state unit, told the Amazon Network Acre that more than 74,000 households have already been registered. Of the total number of residents counted, Esteves said that 54% were women.

“This more or less repeats what happened in the 2010 Census in relation to this data. Another thing is that 5,200 declared themselves indigenous. In all, we reached approximately 74,000 households in the state that have already been registered”, confirmed the professional.

About 680 census takers are on the streets of the 22 municipalities in Acre and must visit at least 200,000 households in a period of three months, that is, the actions continue until October 31st.

Of the professionals working in the state, 324 are only in the capital, Rio Branco. The population will have to answer two different questionnaires, a basic one and a sample one, which in this case is only for a portion of the population of Acre, about 10%.

At the beginning of the collection, the census takers faced difficulties in applying the questionnaires because the residents were suspicious of receiving the professionals. Another problem identified was related to violence.

They were victims of robberies during home visits in Rio Branco. The dissemination coordination confirmed that the teams have already suffered five robberies since the beginning of the works. Two Mobile Collection Devices (DMC), used by the servers, were taken during the crimes.

Importance of service

Marco Fábio Esteves highlighted that there are still many residents who resist receiving the teams. According to him, in Acre the percentage of refusal reaches 2.5%. “It is important that we reduce this refusal, that people respond to the Census, receive the census taker and treat the census taker well. After all, it is there in the exercise of the profession, doing this work, to avoid any bad treatment of the census taker”, he advised.

The head of the unit also spoke about the identification of professionals. Census takers will wear the IBGE vest, Census cap, identification badge and Mobile Collection Device (DMC).

The identification of the professional can also be confirmed on the website Responding to IBGE or by calling 0800 721 8181. Both appear on the interviewer’s badge, which also has a QR code that leads to the identification area on the website. To carry out the confirmation, the citizen must provide the name, registration number or CPF of the census taker.

“The badge has his name, the 0800 number, if the person has any doubts, they can call, get the registration number and confirm. He has the cap, the vest and the DMC that he will be using. It is also important for people to know that our census takers do not insist on doing the interview at home. For safety reasons, the interview can be done outside the house. Each questionnaire takes about six minutes to fill out, so it’s a very quick interview”, he stressed.

The 2022 Demographic Census collection began on August 1st in the country’s 5,570 municipalities.

The IBGE census takers will visit 89 million addresses, of which 75 million are households. It is estimated that about 215 million people are counted.

Altogether, there are 452,246 urban and rural census sectors, 5,972 quilombola locations, 632 indigenous lands, 11,400 subnormal agglomerates and 5,494 indigenous groups. The cost of the operation is R$ 2.3 billion.

Two types of questionnaire will be applied: the basic one, with 26 questions, takes around 5 minutes to be answered. The expanded questionnaire, with 77 questions and answered by about 11% of households, takes about 16 minutes.

The questionnaire can be answered in person, by telephone and online. Agents from the Census Service Center (0800 721 8181) will answer questions, provide conceptual and operational assistance in completing the questionnaire via the Internet and, with authorization, may complete the questionnaire in an interview.

The article is in Portuguese


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