Census 2020: Data from youths crucial to address changing employment trend

 

KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian Youth Council (MYC) is inviting youths and the people to join the Population and Housing Census 2020 (Census 2020) to assist the government in planning towards the desired developments to be implemented.

 

Its president, Jufitri Joha said the employment trend of youths has changed compared to a decade ago and coupled with this, many youths have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

“Their involvement in gig economy and freelancing will be changing the socio-economy of the country. Census data would become the guideline for socio-economy planning as well as policies of the government.

 

 

 

“From the data collected, we would see several government policies being formulated to protect the groups affected economically,” he said in a statement today.

 

Census 2020 is the sixth exercise conducted every decade, since 1963 and this year it will cover nine million residences in order to obtain comprehensive census data which include inputs for the monitoring of Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.

 

According to mycensus.gov.my website, the exercise will be implemented in all housing areas and residences all over Malaysia in two phases, the first, via the online platform e-Census starting from July 7 until Sept 30 while the second phase will be conducted by face-to-face interview from October 7 to October 24.

 

Source: BERNAMA News Agency