Census of Public and Semi Government Sector Employment - 2016

Census of Public and Semi Government Sector Employment will be held on 17th of November 2016 from 9.30 to 11.30 am Island wide. In this census, the size of public and semi government sector employment and Demographic, Social and Economic details of the public and semi government sector employees are collected. This nationally important endeavor is carried out by the Department of Census and Statistics once in every five years to ensure public availability of quality data and information related to the government sector employment to facilitate national and regional level policy planning activities. Parallel to this Employment census, a census of institutional assets is also conducted and information collected through this national enumeration will be published on this web site.

Electronic copies of all the census related documents are available in this web site and the respondents of the census can also follow the audio visual instructions provided to fill the census questionnaires without any ambiguity.

Success of the Census of Public and Semi Government Sector Employment will depend on your contribution. The Department of Census and Statistics requests your enthusiastic participation to the census considering the great relevance of it to the development of the country.


Significance of this census

  • In addition to the government sector employment the details of the institutional assets will be collected.
  • All the public and semi government sector employees island wide will participate to this census on 17th of November 2016 from 9.30 am to 11.30 am.
  • This is the first such census conducted using a complete list of public and semi government sector institutions.
  • The estate sector field workers employed in the semi government sector estates will be covered in this census for the first time.
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Employment Details

Be familiar with census questionnaire, Instructions and code lists for better participation. One employee should fill one questionnaire only.

  • Questionnaire (Emp - 1)  » 
  • Instructions to fill the questionnaire (IM-Emp 1)  » 
  • Code List (CL)  » 

  Census Order 

  Who will be covered by the census…? 

Are You Ready?

Please be prepare to fill your census questionnaire prior to the census day with the following detailed information;

  • National Identity Card Number
  • Annual leave particulars
  • Leave particulars for year 2015
  • Salary particulars of last month
  • First appointment date in Public or Semi Government Sector

Do you know your codes?

Better knowledge on census codes would immensely help to fill up the questionnaire.

Codes needed » 

Census of Public and Semi Government Sector Employment – 2016

All the Public and Semi Government Sector employees will participate on this census island wide
on 17th of November 2016 from 9.30 am to 11.30 am