EghtesadOnline: The Iranian Cabinet approved in its May 13 meeting the formation of the National Headquarters for Register-Based Population and Housing Census scheduled for 2026-27.
Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, the head of Plan and Budget Organization, will be in charge of this new executive body, the Statistical Center of Iran reported.
Register-based census is a method of producing data on population, households and dwellings by the statistical linking of administrative and statistical data sources without using fieldwork enumeration.
As per the Cabinet decision, all ministries and government organizations and institutions as well as Islamic Republic foundations and non-governmental public organizations are required to collaborate with SCI when it comes to providing data and information.
The latest national census began nationwide on Sept. 24, 2016, and ended on Nov. 18 of the same year through online and door-to-door registration.