Event discloses preliminary results of Paquetá Census and new test rounds
October 18, 2021 05h46 PM | Last Updated: October 19, 2021 12h02 PM
Dozens of white balloons filled the sky of Paquetá, in Rio, last Saturday (October 16), announcing the end of the tests run in the neighborhood for the 2022 Census. The open air ceremony was attended by the president of the IBGE, Mr. Eduardo Rios Neto, and of the municipal secretary of health, Mr. Daniel Soranz, and also IBGE officials, including members of the board of directors, coordinators and enumerators.
Preliminary data were released on the enumeration test in the island, whose household collection was carried out between September 6 and 24. Paquetá was chosen because more than 85% of its population had already received the two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. The disclosure of the numbers occurred in the Darke de Mattos Park, being widely broadcast by the press.
The total enumerated population was of 3,612 persons: 46.4% were male and 53.6%, female. Of the 1,552 occupied private permanent households, 96.3% received the enumerator in person, whereas 0.9% chose the Internet mode and another 0,9%, the telephone mode. For another 2% of the households, the interview not possible, either because of difficulties finding the respondents (0.8%) or because of explicit refusal (1.2%).
"We have accomplished here an important stage of the census operation. With the support of partners and residents, we have successfully carried out the necessary tests for the Population Census next year", claimed president Rios Neto. Also present at the table were the head of the State Branch (UE) of the IBGE in Rio de Janeiro, Mr. José Francisco Teixeira Carvalho, the islands' sub mayor, Mr. Rodrigo Toledo, and the municipal secretary of Health, Mr. Daniel Soranz. In the audience, together with the island residents and visitors, were also the head of the Paraná UE, Mr. Sinval Dias dos Santos, and the technical manager of the Population Census project, Mr. Luciano Duarte, the Opreational Coordinator of the Census, Ms. Maria Vilma Salles Garcia, and the IBGE Board of Directors.
Secretary Soranz was granted a plate honoring him for the partnership between the Rio City Hall and the IBGE in Paquetá. Likewise, the health secretary gave president Rios Neto a celebrative plate and emphasized in his speech "the historical integrity and competence of the IBGE in the carrying out of essential population surveys for decision-making in the public sphere". The event was also supported by Mr. Luis Felipe Pinto, advisor of the Municipal Secretariat of Health, who dedicated himself actively in the design of the test in Paquetá.
It is worth mentioning that the released results are of a preliminary nature, since the collection processes and data treatment are yet to be adjusted. The IBGE will carry on the necessary process to release the final results as Experimental Statistics, i. e., those whose results are to be assessed in order to check the need for technical and methodological improvement to be implemented in the definite operation.
New tests uderway, in the 27 Federation Units
Starting on November 4, the IBGE will carry out new, large-scale tests in the 26 states and in the Federal District. All UEs are already at the final stage of preparations for the test-operations in each chosen city. Collection will take place both in capital neighborhoods – as Belo Horizonte, Macapá or Salvador – and in distant localities – as the riverside community of Novo Remanso, 200 km away from Manaus, or the municipality of Tigrinhos, nine hours away by car from Florianópolis.
In the Rio de Janeiro State, the municipality of Engenheiro Paulo de Frontin will receive the enumerators. Subnormal agglomerates and improvised households will also be visited in Nova Iguaçu (RJ) and in Indigenous and Quilombola areas in Angra dos Reis (RJ) and Paraty (RJ).
The test-events will literally put to the test systems and equipment to be used in the Census next year, such as the Mobile Collection Devices (DMC), similar to smartphones, which support the electronic quastionnaires.