Cape Verde had 491,233 residents in 2021 – INE – Economy

In global terms, according to the presentation made today in Praia by INE, the “definitive results” of the RGPH-2021 refer that 150,206 buildings, 201,348 dwellings, 147,984 households and 505,044 individuals were registered.

“Of the census population, 491,233 are residents, 13,504 visits, 104 are homeless and 203 were moored on ships in the country’s ports”, says the same information from INE.

Cape Verde’s RGPH-2021, the archipelago’s largest statistical operation, involving around 2,000 professionals, took place on the ground, with data collection entirely in digital format, from June 16 to July 7.

In the following August, in the presentation of the then provisional data, INE mentioned that 483,628 inhabitants had been registered in the operation, which would be a reduction of 1.6% compared to the census carried out in 2010, even counting more men than women.

In the presentation made today by INE, with the final data, it is mentioned that the resident Cape Verdean population — 29.6% of the total concentrated living in Praia, the country’s capital – was constituted, at the time of the census, globally, by 246,363 men and 244,870 women.

The census carried out by INE in 2021 states that 65.1% of the population was between 15 and 64 years old, 6.7% over 65 years old and 28.2% up to 14 years old.

Cape Verde has already carried out four censuses after independence, in 1980, 1990, 2000 and 2010. In the previous one, in 2010, the resident population in the archipelago was 491,875 people, 117,289 households, in addition to 114,297 buildings and 141,761 accommodations.

This fifth General Population and Housing Census should have taken place in 2020, but was postponed to the following year, due to the covid-19 pandemic.

To carry out this operation, the Cape Verde INE launched a tender to recruit 1,625 census agents in the archipelago, but the operation globally involved around 2,000 workers.

According to INE, 40 publications are expected to be released, 24 of which are statistical volumes, raw data, and 16 volumes of analysis on various topics and thematic studies, based on this census operation.

The operation is estimated at around 700 million escudos (6.3 million euros), financed, in addition to the Government of Cape Verde, by the Luxembourg Cooperation, the European Union, the United Nations Joint Office and the Spanish Cooperation.

PVJ // JH

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