IBGE starts collecting data for the 2022 Census throughout Brazil

Government has set aside BRL 2 billion for the 2022 Census.
Government has set aside BRL 2.3 billion for the 2022 Census| Photo: Arquivo/Gazeta do Povo

The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) started this Monday (1st) the collection of data for the 2022 Census. About 183 thousand census takers will visit 89 million addresses across the country. The survey should have been done two years ago, but it didn’t due to the pandemic and the lack of resources. After the decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) that the survey would take place this year, the federal government defined that the 2022 Census budget would be R$ 2.3 billion.

According to the Brazil Agency, two types of questionnaires will be applied. The expanded or sample has 77 questions, will be applied to 11% of respondents and takes 16 minutes, on average, to be answered. The simplified or basic one has 26 questions, will be applied to 89% of respondents and takes 5 minutes to answer.

The basics deal with the identification of the household, information on residents, characteristics of the household, ethnic-racial identification, civil registration, education, income of the person responsible for the household, mortality and data of the person who provided the information. And the expanded one has questions about work, income, marriage, family nucleus, fertility, religion or cult, people with disabilities, internal and international migration, commuting to study, commuting to work and autism.

For the safety of people who will respond to the 2022 Census, IBGE census takers are identified with a badge, cap and vest. On the badge there is a QR Code through which it will be possible to confirm the name and photo of the census taker and verify that he is really from the IBGE. Another way to check is to enter the registration number that appears on the badge on the IBGE website. In addition to these, questions can also be asked by calling 0800-721-8181.

The last Census had been carried out by the IBGE in 2010. The first results of the current survey may be released later this year, but cross-referencing and data analysis should be published in 2023 and 2024.

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