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The 2022 Census was the 19th Census for the Republic of Mauritius; it wss being taken in two rounds: Census of Dwellings (Housing Census) between 30 April and 20 June 2022 and Population Census between 19 June and 01 August 2022.
What is a Census?
It is the total process of planning, collecting, compiling, evaluating, disseminating and analysing statistical data pertaining to all units of a population at a specified time in a country or a well-delimited part of a country.
Census 2022 was conducted according to the provisions of the Statistics Act.
A field force of around 7,000 officers was mobilized for data collection.
Data capture and processing
The data collection exercise was done using the Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) method. This was the first time Statistics Mauritius made use of tablets to collect Census data. Testing was carried twice to assess and evaluate many aspects of the census operations.
However, a Pilot Census couldn't be conducted out due to COVID-19.