Impact on the new Corona Census Considering extension of collection deadline June 4, 5:00
Regarding the national census scheduled for October this year, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications considers that due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, it may not be possible to secure sufficient number of investigators, and we are considering extending the deadline for collecting the questionnaire. I am.
The national census, which is conducted once every five years and is held all over Japan, is scheduled for October this year to grasp the population of Japan.
However, due to the spread of the new coronavirus, it is a challenge to secure 700,000 investigators.
For this reason, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will not delay the timing of the survey as of October 1, but it is possible that the number of investigators may not be sufficient, and it is considered to extend the deadline for collecting the survey forms by about one month. I am.
We are also considering extending the maximum period of two months for the local government to confirm the content of the collected survey forms.
If it is extended, the timing of publication of the survey results scheduled for February next year may be delayed by about three months.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications will promote the recruitment of investigators and actively call for answers on the Internet.