Namibia Inter-censal Demographic Survey (NIDS) 2016 report launched


The Namibia Inter-censal Demographic Survey (NIDS) of 2016 is the first of its kind to be conducted by Namibia Statistics Agency since its establishment in April 2012. It is a sample survey taken at five years between the censuses, hence the NIDS 2016 was conducted five years between the 2011 Population and Housing Census and the next census to be conducted in 2021. The main objective of NIDS is to provide up to date data on Demographic, socio-economic characteristics of the population and its housing units. These statistics are useful for evidence based planning and decision making at national and regional levels. At international level, the information will be used to monitor progress towards Namibia’s achievement of international targets, particularly in the monitoring progress towards achieving Africa’s agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).