Saudi women staff at GASTAT spend over 30,000 hours a day in census work

July 06, 2022

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Dr. Fatimah Aloef, vice president of the General Authority for Statistics (GASTAT), said Saudi women employees at GASTAT were spending a total of over 30,000 hours per day in census 2022 duty all over the Kingdom.

Speaking to Al-Watan newspaper, she said the Saudi Census 2022 was a unique experience in many respects compared to the previous one. “The participation rate of women constituted more than 20 percent of the total census enumerators, and they together spend an average of more than 30,000 hours per day on census work in all regions of the Kingdom,” she said.

According to Aloef, the great roles played by Saudi women in the census work and at GASTAT showed the importance of their pivotal role in fieldwork in all sectors. She expressed pride in her presence at GASTAT leading the women’s team who have proved themselves in all work sites. “This confirms the remarkable contributions of Saudi women in all sectors in the Kingdom. This is what makes us proud that these jobs, tasks and positions benefit this country in its march forward advancing the wheel of development,” she said.

The Saudi Census 2022 witnessed unprecedented participation of women since the launch of its various phases. The participation of women in the census coincided with remarkable growth in their pivotal and effective role in almost all sectors. Their participation was distinguished during their presence in the workplace, where they assumed leadership positions and participated effectively in fieldwork in all regions of the Kingdom.

The women employees are performing many tasks during the ongoing massive census exercise with their active participation in various statistical works, such as collecting and developing data, in addition to fieldwork represented in visiting families and individuals to complete the census form, and many other tasks and roles. They have proved their mettle demonstrating real capabilities in managing affairs with the highest specialized and distinct talent and skills.

The role of women enumerators and researchers includes the use of national address in the census; implementation of rules and methods of queue system during the enumeration process; access to real estate units, filling up the family data form; using tablets to complete the household data form and deal with data providers.

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