CENSUS 2014: FOR THE ATTENTION OF ALL EMPLOYERS WITH FOREIGN EMPLOYEES!!
Census 2014 is a national initiative aimed at collecting important information on housing and population related conditions in the country.
As part of 2014 Census, detail information of each individual foreigner (excluding tourists) is needed for housing and population census to be held from 20th to 27th September 2014. Detail information of all foreigners will be collected based on the list of all the households and the number of people living in each house compiled by census enumerators on 20th September.
Census enumeration will be carried out during day time from 9 am till 6 pm. However, as most foreign workers will be working in their work sites during day time, the Ministry requests all employers to extend full cooperation to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to enable its enumerators collect information from foreign workers during day time.
We urge all employers to contact NBS number 7826206 and arrange time availability.
Under the Statistical Regulation of Maldives 2012 (R-4/2013) the National Bureau of Statistics assure all employers that all data collected during census on foreigners will not be revealed for any legal purpose. The data collected will be used only for statistical purposes. All individuals and employers are required to provide reliable information. Denying response to give information is punishable and can be fined under the regulation.
We request all employers to extend full cooperation to this national initiative. We thank all the businesses who employ foreigners in advance hoping for the full support.
For more information on what is included in the questionnaire, please see the questionnaire uploaded on our website www.planning.gov.mv.
10th September 2014