Saudi women at GASTAT spend over 30,000 hours daily on census data collection

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Speaking to the Al-Watan newspaper, she said the Saudi Census 2022 was a unique experience compared to the previous one

Riyadh: Dr. Fatimah Aloef, vice president of GASTAT, said Saudi women employees at GASTAT were spending over 30,000 hours per day on census 2022 duty throughout the Kingdom. GASTAT is the General Authority for Statistics in Saudi Arabia.

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

According to Aloef, the significant 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 of Saudi women in all sectors in the Kingdom. Their contribution makes us proud of their jobs.

The tasks performed and positions they hold benefit the country in its march forward. And it advances the wheel of development,” she said.

The Saudi Census 2022 witnessed unprecedented participation of women since the launch of its various phases. Women’s participation during the census coincided with the growth and consolidation of their pivotal role in the economy.

Saudi women have distinguished their presence in the workplace through leadership positions and participated effectively in fieldwork in all regions of the Kingdom.

The women employees perform many tasks during the massive census exercise with their active participation in various statistical works, such as collecting and developing data, fieldwork represented in visiting families and individuals to complete the census form, and many other tasks and roles.

They have proved their mettle demonstrating natural capabilities in managing affairs with the highest specialized and distinct talent and skills.

Women enumerators and researchers implement queue system rules and methods using tablets to complete the household data form and deal with data providers.

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