Experiences of Applying Information Technology in the Hong Kong 2006 Population By-census

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Experiences of Applying Information Technology in the Hong Kong 2006 Population By-census


The paper, prepared by the Census and Statistics Department of Hong Kong, China, discusses the applications of IT in different stages of the 2006 Population By-census (06BC) in five broad areas: (i) supporting field operation with Geographic Information System (GIS)1 technology; (ii) allowing sampled households to make appointment for enumeration at preferred time slots through an Internet application “Appointment Request Service”; (iii) providing electronic questionnaires to respondents for electronic reporting; (iv) using Intelligent Character Recognition (ICR) and Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) technologies to capture data on completed questionnaires; and (v) disseminating 06BC results through the Internet. The paper also discusses the practice of releasing the microdata of population census/by-census.

 

Paper prepared for the ESCAP Expert Group Meeting on Effective Use of IT in Population Censuses, Bangkok, 10-12 December 2007



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Created:Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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