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Myanmar's population will reach more than 53 million people on October 1, 2017
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population shall prepare an annual assessment of the population of Myanmar on 1 October, on the basis of historical censuses, so that the government and the Ministry's organizations can develop policies and plans. The population of Myanmar is expected to be 53.39 million as of October 1, 2017, on the basis of the 2014 survey.
Census of Myanmar: For the first population count in many years - Nationwide
Yangon, Myanmar - From the hectic pace of Yangon to the old Bagan temple and the peaceful beauties of Lake Inle, Myanmar is a land of abundant and change. More than 100 different ethnical groups live in this diversified area. The population has remained without an unofficial count since 1983 with a rigorous army rule in place for many years.
In 2011, when the reigning army regime began a range of reform measures, it decided, among other things, to carry out the first ever popular calendar in over 30 years. Myanmar's Janet Jackson, a UN Population Fund (UNFPA) official, says the UN has been committed almost from the beginning.
A formal arrangement was made in 2012 and the design seriously began with the actual numbering. This counting took place in 2014 and demanded substantial labour, which had to be available before the shoes touched the floor. "This was a tremendous, enormous job and it was about paying and educating 116,000 staff across the country," Jackson says.
It is not an straightforward job to carry out a people' s count in many counties, but in a county where 70% of the population live in the countryside and where there has been no people' s count for centuries, the challenge is even greater. "This was supposed to be the first ever federal government ever in 30 years, so you're really talkin' about startin' from scratch," Jackson says.
UNFPA's staff, working with the federal administration, has made sure from the bottom up that the more than 100,000 people they have recruited are Myanmar residents who know the many different tongues and civilizations across Myanmar. Not only was it a logistic challange to start from zero, but the aim to unite the population turned out to be even more difficult.
Confidence was a major concern in a land where many of them were detained. Many people, especially in the countryside, were not sure what the reasons for the popular vote were. It was also responsible for developing ways to involve the locals. Most of the PR work on site was a great succes.
Ninety eight per cent of the population were enumerated when the meters came down in 2014. However, the UN acknowledges that there were humans, about two per cent of the population, who were not numbered. "Much of the missing population were already struggling areas.... but the vast majority were the Muslims who wanted to be identified as Rohingya in the state of Rakhine.
"We saw the main issue here was that it was based on the 1982 Nationality Act and nationality was determined on the grounds of whether you were one of Burma's 135* racial groups. Yet others have been risking their lives to flee with immigrant vessels to neighbouring nations such as Thailand and Malaysia.
The Rohingya's absence from the official government official calendar was not the only critique of the official inauguration. Criticisms have also been made of the various religions and nationalities. "Issues related to religion and ethnicity were raised in the survey, and the interesting thing is that the information for these issues has still not been published because it was considered too sensitive," says Robertson.
Whereas most of the information was made public in May, the religion information has yet to be public. But overall, the survey is seen as a welcome move into Myanmar's bright years. "It will be used in policy-making, and that in turn will mean that there is a need to improve programming and services," Jackson said.
It also says that this information is important to give the administration and the nations that help Myanmar a snap-shot of what needs to be done in areas such as literacy. The first frankly controversial election in more than 25 years and a new civil rule due to come to official office in early 2016 give us reason to expect that the harsh facts can now be analysed and used to the advantage of all of Burma's people so that we can move further along the road to overhaul.
She traveled to Myanmar as a beneficiary of the Asia Pacific Foundation Media Fellowship 2015/2016. Notice: This history has been revised to bring the number of Myanmar ethnical groups to 135. A previous incarnation of this position indicated that there were 133 ethnical groups in the state.