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Questions released for Chile’s 2012 census

November 03
17:49 2011

SANTIAGO —  Wednesday, Nov. 2, the Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas (INE) published the questions for 2012 census in Chile.

The questionnaire has 42 points and will be conducted by 8,500 people who will be paid an expenses allowance. Unlike the census from 2002, it will not have as many questions about household goods like dryers, TVs or washing machines but will be focus on land lines, private vehicles, domestic services and internet connection.

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Photo credit: Censo 2012 via Flickr

Connected to these points are questions about understanding and capabilities in the digital age, such as if a person is able to search for information on the internet or to write, send and receive an e-mail.

For the first time the survey will also have the answer “cohabiting with a same sex partner” to the question about the civil status.

Furthermore the attendees will be asked if they are able to have a conversation in any languages other than Spanish such as English, Rapa Nui or Mapudungun.

Question 8 deals with the problem of waste disposal, providing the possible answers of cleaning services, burning, burial, storing in a vacant lot or throwing it into a river.

The 18th census in the history of Chile will be held starting April 9 of next year for almost two month.


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Sven Stephan

Hailing from Germany, Sven was a journalist at I Love Chile for much of 2011. Born near Hannover, he is now studying in the south in Passau to become a high school teacher in English and German.


  1. Nora Contreras Mella
    Nora Contreras Mella February 03, 14:29

    Quiero ser Censista, donde puedo inscribirme

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  2. ximena castillo roig
    ximena castillo roig January 25, 21:27

    quiero trabajar en el censo

    Reply to this comment
  3. cynthia
    cynthia January 25, 21:23

    hola como me inscribo para trabajar en el censo 2012?

    Reply to this comment

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