Population And Housing Census Of Malaysia 2010 (Banci 2010)

The Population And Housing Census Of Malaysia 2010 will be conducted from 6 July 2010 until 22 August 2010. The Population and Housing Census of Malaysia is an enumeration process on all residents and population nationwide.

The Population and Housing Census of Malaysia 2010 is the fifth census to be conducted since the formation of Malaysia in 1963. The legal basis for undertaking the census is provided in the Census Act, 1960. The Census Act makes it obligatory for the public to answer all census questions faithfully and guarantees the confidentiality of information furnished in respect of individuals. The earlier censuses were conducted in 1970, 1980, 1991 and 2000. The implementation of the 2010 Census was approved by Cabinet in April 22, 2009 at the Cabinet Meeting with a total allocation of RM200.2 million for the year 2010.

The data collected in the 2010 Population and Housing Census will provide a comprehensive set of statistical information which gives insights to the trends and patterns of population and characteristics of household. Data and highlights on housing stock, type and pattern of ownership is also obtained. This information will be used in the planning, formulation and implementation of government policies as well as by researchers and other individuals.

Among the objectives of the Population And Housing Census Of Malaysia 2010 are:

  • To collect comprehensive statistical information relating to population and housing;
  • To provide a wide range of information on:
    • The total number of population and households as well as various demographic, social and economic characteristics;
    • The total number of living quarters by type, structure and the availability of the amenities ;
  • To provide population and housing data in various geographical level up to the smallest area;
  • To get detailed information on internal and international migration in order to observe the trends in migration;
  • To use the information obtained as a basis for provision of grants from federal to state government;
  • To use as input for current population estimate and projection.

Enumeration Method

Enumeration is carried out on all persons (Malaysian citizens and Non-Malaysian citizens) and according to their place of usual residence on 6 July 2010 which refers to persons who had stayed or intended to stay as usual members of the household for 6 months or more in the year 2010.

  • Face to face interview:
    • Enumerator will visit every living quarters to interview the respondent.
  • Self enumeration:
    • Drop-off and pick-up (DOPU) – Enumerator will drop-off a Census Kit in the living quarters where respondent will fill up the questionnaire. Enumerator will then return to the living quarters at the agreed date and time within three days after drop-off to pick up the completed questionnaire.
    • e-Census – Respondent will fill up an electronic form i.e. e-Census which can be accessed at the department website at http://www.statistics.gov.my. Respondents must obtain Identification particulars (ID) from the enumerator who will be visiting the place of residence to drop off the census kit. Respondents must use the ID given in order to access the e-census system. For control purposes, e-Census is only open to certain areas particularly the metropolitan or urban areas or areas which are difficult to gain access.

Information Collected

The 2010 Census will cover three main categories that is population, household and living quarters. These categories are sub-divided into the following topics:

  • Population
    • Geographical characteristics
    • Social and demographic characteristics
    • Fertility and Mortality
    • Migration characteristics
    • Education characteristics
    • Economic characteristics
  • Household
    • Household characteristics
  • Living Quarters
    • Type of living quarters
    • Number of storey
    • Total number of floors of the building
    • Construction material of outer walls
    • Occupancy status
    • Number of rooms and bedrooms
    • Ownership status
    • Drinking water supply facility
    • Electricity supply facility
    • Toilet facility
    • Garbage collection facility

What is my responsibility?

All Malaysian residents (citizen or non-citizen) are responsible to provide accurate information regarding census.

Your co-operation in providing the information is greatly needed as the information will become a basis for data on population and housing for the socio-economic development of the country.

Contact Details

Hotline : 1-800-88-7828
Fax : 03-8888 9224
E-mail: banci2010@stats.gov.my
The Official Website of Department of Statistics Malaysia: http://www.statistics.gov.my