ALOR GAJAH (Bernama): About 18 million out of the 32.7 million Malaysians, or 55.1% of the total population, have completed the Malaysia Population and Housing Census 2020 as of Wednesday (May 5).
Deputy chief statistician (social and technical development programme) Nazaria Baharudin said Putrajaya recorded the highest number of people enumerated at 101.3%, Perlis (82.8%), Johor (77%), Kelantan (72.3%), and Melaka (70.6%).
"Seven states recorded a response rate of more than 70% among households, namely Kelantan (90%), Putrajaya (84.9%), Perlis (80.1%), Johor (78.9%), Melaka (73.2%), Terengganu (72.5%) and Perak (70.6%).
"As for residential areas, six states recorded a high response rate, namely Kelantan 104.1%, Putrajaya (100.4%), Perlis (87.0%), Perak (85.2%), Melaka (84.0% and Johor (83.9%)," she said.
She said this to reporters after at the Statistics Department's (DOSM) field trip programme in Alor Gajah, here on Friday (May 7).
Commenting on the Census 2020 exercise in the state, Nazaria said that 659,000 or 71% out of 932,000 Melaka residents have been enumerated.
During the same period, she said DOSM has also covered 264,000 residences in the state.
Nazaria said Alor Gajah recorded a completion rate of 90.5%, Jasin (85.3%) and Melaka Tengah (84.2%).
"This makes Melaka one of the earliest states to complete the Census 2020 exercise which is expected to be fully completed by the end of May 2020," she said.
Meanwhile, Nazaria gave the assurance that all DOSM staff and volunteers involved in the census exercise would adhere to the standard operating procedures set by the National Security Council. – Bernama