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This Wednesday begins the first stage of the National Census that can be completed online. Its about eCenso, the digital version of the traditional questionnaire which will have its face-to-face leg on May 18 with the census taker’s home-by-home visit.

Those who choose to answer the census digitally may do so through the website offered by Indec for this purpose, where they must answer all the questions on the form.

“It is the first time that in Argentina it will be possible to do an autocompletion through a web page”, Marco Lavagna, head of the Indec, had advanced when he announced the novelty.

The procedure to complete the digital census will have three simple steps and it will be very intuitive: it will be necessary to complete the form, obtain a completion code and, finally, provide that code to the census taker, on May 18.

How to complete the digital census, step by step

  • The form will be available from March 18th and until May 18, the day that the census takers will pass by the address.
  • The questionnaire must be completed by one person per household. The chosen person will answer for the entire family group.
  • The first thing to do is select the “Digital Census” button from the following link: https://censo.gob.ar/
  • Generate the Single Housing Codean alphanumeric code that will be formed from the address data entered.
  • Access the digital questionnaire and answer all the questions.
  • Save the proof of completion of the digital Census (6-digit alphanumeric code) to present to the census taker who visits the address on the day of the Census, Wednesday, May 18.

What happens if I haven’t finished filling out the form?

The system only will award the completion code once the form is fully answered. If for some reason the person who is responding needs to interrupt the upload, they can do so. In this case, the system will send a link to the email from which you can continue loading whenever you want.

If the questionnaire was left in the middle and the answer was never finished, on May 18 the census taker will complete the form in the traditional way at home.

From what devices can you respond?

from any computer, tablet or cell phone with internet connection.

new questions

The form is made up of 61 questions, 24 related to the characteristics of dwellings and households, and 37 on the structure of the population. This edition included questions on gender identity, ethnic self-recognition and disability.

On sex and gender identity, All people will be asked about their sex registered at birth (including category “X”) and how they consider themselves/self-perceive (“woman”, “trans woman/transvestite”, “male”, “trans male/trans masculinity”, ” non-binary”, “other identity/none of the above”).

As for the ethnic Self Recognition, The entire population will be questioned if they recognize themselves as indigenous or descendants of indigenous or native peoples, clarifying the people and, furthermore, if they speak and/or understand the language of that declared people.

The new variables will be added to the basic queries on education, migration, occupation, health coverage, home and housing situation.

The form will also include a question about disability, which will address, for example, if someone in the family nucleus has difficulty “walking or climbing stairs” or “remembering or concentrating”.

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