Statistics Sierra Leone (Stats SL) has today announced the provisional results of the 2021 Mid-Term Population and Housing Census at their headquarters in A.J. Momoh Street, Freetown.
The results came following the conduct of the first ever digital census in Sierra Leone, in the form of the Mid-Term Population and Housing Census.
The results present a geographic analysis of residential access to essential services such as basic education and primary healthcare at the district level.
It also contains provisional results of the 2021 Census, which will provide information such as administrative units and sex, household size by administrative units, number and types of structures in the administrative units and population density.
The 2021 MTPHC is Sierra Leone’s first fully digital census which used technology to capture data at real-time; the process also ensures quality data monitoring, facilitates faster data processing and faster release of the census data.
On Thursday 10th February 2022, Statistics Sierra Leone disclosed that it will embark on what it described as the winding up exercise.
The winding down exercise came after Stats-SL revealed that it has covered a significant landscape of the entire country. The institution was not helpful as to the exactness of the areas covered, but maintained that it has gone far in covering the entire country.
There are reports that the just announced provisional results will be used for boundary delimitation that the National Electoral Commission (NEC) intends to include in the 2023 general elections.
The Census which is highly unpopular among the opposition kicked off on December 10, 2021 amidst financial challenges and poor planning. This follows after World Bank, a major funder of the Census withdrew from releasing additional funds and providing further technical assistance for the exercise.
The result is posted below 👇🏽