TALLINN - More than 6,600 persons enrolled in the contest to become an enumerator for the Estonian census which takes place at the end of this year and the beginning of the next in different regions of Estonia, reports LETA. “During the month over 6,600 persons expressed their wish to work as an enumerator, and now we are facing several interesting, but also complicated weeks when we must pick out, from the applicants, the persons who are most suitable for the enumerator’s post,” said Palmi Lindjarv, human resources manager of the 2011 Population and Housing Census.
The competition for the enumerator’s post was the tightest in Parnu, Voru, Polva, Valga, Jarva and Laane counties, as well as in Hiiu county. The number of applicants was smaller in Tallinn and Harju, Tartu, and Ida-Viru counties. “In the nearest future we will know if we have to prolong the competition in some regions,” said Lindjarv.
For conducting the Population and Housing Census, Statistics Estonia will recruit 2,200 enumerators in total.
The Population and Housing Census will be carried out from Dec. 31 this year until March 31 next year. During the first month the electronic Population Census, or e-Census, will take place, where the permanent residents of Estonia can fill out questionnaires on the Internet. Those who do not participate in the e-Census will be visited by enumerators in the period from Feb. 16 until March 31.
In 2011 a Population Census will be conducted for the eleventh time in the territory of Estonia. Previous censuses were carried out in 1881, 1897, 1922, 1934, 1941, 1959, 1970, 1979, 1989 and 2000. In 2010 and 2011 Population and Housing Censuses have been held in the majority of countries all over the world.