Sharjah to start population, property census in October

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Sharjah will conduct a population census in October, the emirate’s Department of Statistics and Community Development has announced.

UAE news agency WAM has reported that the census will provide data for Sharjah government’s strategic planning and comprehensive human and infrastructure development. It is also expected to support further socio-economic studies in the emirate.

The census will shed light on the demographic structure, population status and needs of the emirate, providing more reliable information to support various economic, social, cultural and infrastructure projects. The census will begin on October 20 with research on the number of buildings and establishments in Sharjah.

Collection of population and residential property data will commence in December. WAM has reported that a central operations office and call centre have been established for the census. Researchers will be equipped with tablet computers.

The announcement followed Emiri decree No. 7 announced in February instructing the Higher Committee for Population Census to conduct a census of the emirate’s population, houses and installations. According to WAM, no accurate statistics for Sharjah’s current population exists, although recent estimates state it is near one million.

Source: Property Weekly


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