Census Date - 18th August to 14th September 2022

We shall conduct the National Census between 18 August 2022 and 14 September 2022, as indicated in Statutory Instrument No. 92 of 2021 issued by the Minister of Finance. The last census was conducted in October 2010 hence the need for updated official statistics to plan and govern efficiently and ensure equitable distribution of resources across all our...Read more

Postponement of Sixth (6th) Census of Population and Housing

Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021 - The Ministry of Finance and National Planning has received enquiries on the status of the planned National Census. Zambia’s Sixth National Census was planned to take place in August 2020 but was postponed to 2021 due to funding challenges... Read more 

The Government unveils new ZamStats Board of Directors, receives over 2000 bicycles for Census

Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme has unveiled the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZamStats) Board and officially received over 2000 bicycles worth $268,471 towards the Census undertaking.

Under the 2018 Statistics Act, which became operational on 6th September 2019 among others, provides for the establishment of the board of the agency and its functions, reconstitution of the central statistics office into the Zambia Statistics Agency.

The Minister said the unveiling of the board of directors represented a significant....Read more

Mpika upbeat of Census activities.....

The Mpika District Administration will support the pilot Census and other Census related activities in a quest to attract investments and other projects in the area, District Administrative Officer Kaniki Bwalya has said. Ms Bwalya said the District was delighted with the ongoing Pilot Census Training in the area and hence, it would support all Census related activities. Read more

Pilot Census Preparations Underway

The Zambia Statistics Agency (ZamStats) has started preparing for the pilot census in readiness for the main census. This follows the mapping and listing of the whole country, an exercise that is currently in its concluding stage. A pilot census is a key pre- census enumeration activity that assists with the preparatory and undertaking of the main census. It is a comprehensive test of all census procedures and is designed to thoroughly test the entire census infrastructure and logistical framework. Read more

Mapping and Listing Exercise Trails to Completion

After the successful recruitment and training of the Map Data Collectors for Central, Northern, Muchinga and Southern provinces, the mapping and listing exercise is in its concluding stage. The main purpose of the mapping and listing exercise is to demarcate or to subdivide the country into small manageable portions called Enumeration Areas. This guarantees that all parts... Read more

Census Mapping and Listing on course…. With Kanchibiya District first to finish the race

The Census Mapping and Listing exercise has been successfully concluded in Kanchibiya District of Muchinga province. The exercise is being conducted in Central, Northern, Muchinga and southern provinces, as the last phase of Mapping and Listing. Zambia statistics Agency (Zamstats) Kanchibiya District Mapping Coordinator, Mr. Webster Sikalumbi, has attributed the successful completion to his team of Map Data Collectors(MDC) that was so committed to work. “The Team would set targets...Read more


The preparations for the 2020 Census of Population and Housing are underway. So far, the Mapping Exercise was conducted and completed in Lusaka Province and currently being undertaken in 5 provinces namely, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, North-Western, and Western. Recruitment for suitable candidates for Central, Muchinga, Northern and Southern Provinces is NOW ON...Read more

2020 Census preps go into top gear

Preparations to conduct the next round of census have advanced as the Ministry of National Development Planning through the Zambia Statistics Agency – Zamstats flagged off activities for the 2020 Census Mapping exercise in five provinces of Zambia last December. Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme during a Resource Mobilisation High Level meeting held in Lusaka recently unleashed a Census Budget of...Read more

The Closing Date For 2020 Census Mapping Short Term Jobs Has Been Extended to 1st November, 2019.

Government will be deploying youths to work temporarily as Map Data Collectors, in the Census Mapping and Listing as part of the preparations for the Census of Population and Housing to be conducted in August 2020.

Zambia Statistics Agency (formerly Central Statistical Office) is rolling out the Census Mapping and Listing exercise to nine provinces of Zambia except Lusaka where the exercise was successfully completed in August 2019. (Female youths are highly encouraged to apply).  For more information on how to apply download the >>2020 Census Mapping Advert.

2020 Census jobs to be advertised soon, ignore fake adverts – Ministry of National Development Planning advises public.

Lusaka, 19th October 2019 - Government has dispelled an advert circulating on social media purportedly inviting members of the public to apply for 2020 Census jobs. Ministry of National Development Planning Spokesperson Chibaula Silwamba disclosed this in a press statement on Friday October 18th, 2019. Mr. Silwamba has since assured Zambians that...Read more

CSO closes consultative process for the 2020 Census Questionnaire content

The Central Statistical Office CSO has ended the four week consultative process in which stakeholders were giving their views on the contents of the 2020 questionnaire in readiness for the exercise next year.

The consultations which started on Monday 27th May 2019 closed on June 26, 2019 and stakeholders were consulted on the topics and questions that the 2020 Census questionnaire might include....Read more

CSO scoops Best e-Transformation award at Africa Public Service day

The Central Statistical Office (CSO) has scooped first prize for Best e-Transformation category award at the just ended 2019 Africa Public Service day commemorations.

 The department participated at the road show which started on June 19 to 21, 2019 at East Park Mall in Lusaka.

Census Manager Frank Kakungu has since expressed gratitude to Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme for the unwavering support and commitment shown towards the department....Read more

Preps to conduct the 2020 Census underway 

As a country grows in population, many fundamental issues fall into play with regards to how governments can plan for the growth in population and implement policies in order to push the developmental agenda forward.

Governments can only know the exact number of people in a given locality across the country if a census is carried out....Read more

2020 Census Mapping to be rolled out.....as CSO commences Questionnaire Content Consultative Process with Stakeholders

Government through the Central Statistical Office (CSO) will next year, 2020 conduct the Census of Population and Housing. The 2020 Census preparations are in three key phases namely; Pre-Census Stage, Census Enumeration Stage and the Post Census Stage. Some of the pre census activities include the Census Mapping Exercise and the 2020 Census Questionnaire Content Consultative Process....Read more




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