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Prime minister honors Realsoft and Mobisoft ,ِِ the technical solution providers for the census of 2015

Under the patronage of his excellency, Dr. Abdullah Ensour, the Prime Minister of The Hashemite Kingdome of Jordan, the final results of the National Population and Housing Census of 2015 were released during a conference held in the capital Amman, attended by a number of ministers, officials and interested parties and a number of heads of the Arab statistical agencies and international organizations interested in the statistical affairs, and media representatives.

Dr. Abdullah Ensour, affirmed that the National Population and Housing Census included several indicators to help the researchers, scholars, politicians, planners and decision-makers to make decisions based on facts.

His Excellency said: “We were keen on various levels starting from the directives of His Majesty, King Abdullah II, who realized before anyone else the sensitivity and importance of this work to the decision-maker, where His Majesty and the Cabinet followed up with the process thoroughly to ensure that the process is going accordingly to the plan. "

The Prime Minister, expressed his thanks and appreciation to all the parties contributed to the completion and success of this modern work of civilization that’s done only by civilized and powerful nations.

Eng. Imad fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, and Chairperson of Department of Statistics, explained that the main results of the National Population and Housing Census of 2015 became available for the use of various state institutions and data users in record time i.e. in less than two months, after the field work ended. Assuring that this achievement is due to the competencies that we appreciate in the Department of Statistics (DoS), who worked non-stop, and used the best techniques to provide the officials with a valuable data to be used in politics and decision making.

The Prime Minister, expressed his thanks and appreciation to all the parties contributed to the completion and success of this modern work of civilization that’s done only by civilized and powerful nations.

Eng. Imad fakhoury, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, and Chairperson of Department of Statistics, explained that the main results of the National Population and Housing Census of 2015 became available for the use of various state institutions and data users in record time i.e. in less than two months, after the field work ended. Assuring that this achievement is due to the competencies that we appreciate in the Department of Statistics (DoS), who worked non-stop, and used the best techniques to provide the officials with a valuable data to be used in politics and decision making.

For his part, Dr. Qasem Al Zoubi, Director General of DoS, praised the effective roles of Realsoft and Mobisoft in deploying the technical aspects of the Census, and also thanked the companies for their efforts in the project. During the conference, the Prime Minister presented the shield of census in recognition of the companies’ constructive efforts in the success of this national project.

General Abu Bakr al-Jundi, the head of Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in Egypt, praised the Jordanian automated methodology in census and expressed the intentions of following the same method in the upcoming Egypt Census in November 2016. He said: “Two months ago, we changed the census methodology in order to follow the same method followed by Jordan after we saw the results”. During a session in the conference presided by Gen. Abu Bakr, the general praised the distinct efforts of Realsoft and Mobisoft represented by their Director Mr. Jaffar Mansour, in the field of statistics and most particularly in census and its contributions with various statistical agencies in a number of countries.

It is worth noting that Realsoft and Mobisoft, had provided an integrated system of programs and services that have been designed and implemented using modern technologies. The system is an integrated collection of geographical information system (GIS), survey system for the collection of data and call center in addition to, the admin system, operating room system, business intelligence system and finally data analysis, evaluation, and results extracting in order to prepare reports for use in all census phases.

The conference also included the honoring of former managers of DoS, the Supporting Institutions and the Special Tenders Committee of Census.

In connection with the conference, a memorandum of understanding and agreement was signed between the Department of Statistics (DoS) and the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). This agreement comes in terms of benefiting from the Jordanian automated methodology in Census, which is considered a qualitative leap in the history of the Kingdom, and it’s planned to transfer and apply this experience in the Palestinian territories.

It is noteworthy that DoS has published the most important results and indicators as follows:

 

  • The total population of Jordan is 9,531,712.
  • The population of Jordan doubled more than 10 times over 55 years, and was the largest most of the increase took place during the past decade, especially since 2011.
  • The Jordanian population reached to 6,613,587 which constitutes 69.4% of the total population.
  • The non-Jordanian component constitutes about 30% of the total population, almost half of them are Syrians (1.3 million), almost 34% of them or about 436 thousand live in the Capital Governorate.
  • Residents off Egypt were around 636 thousand; most of them (390 thousand) are in the Capital Governorate, followed by Zarqa, Irbid and Balqa Governorates.
  • The average household size is 4.8 persons, documenting a continued declining trend.
  • The population of the Capital Governorate exceeded 4 million.
  • Among the population aged 13 years and more, 54% of men and 57% women are married.
  • The mean age at first marriage for Jordanian men is 25.5 years, compared to 21.2 years for women.
  • Most Jordanian children of the basic education age (6-15 years) are enrolled with no gender gaps (95%).
  • Males constitutes 51% of the total enrolled population, and 49% are females.
  • Among those enrolled in government educational institutions, 78% are Jordanian constitutes, and 22% are non-Jordanians.
  • Non-Jordanians constitute 28% of students enrolled in private sector educational institutions.
  • Illiteracy ratio is 9.1% of the total population aged 13 years or more, and for Jordanians 6.7%.
  • Acute or total functional disability is prevalent among 2.7% of the population aged 5 years or more.
  • Governorates of Irbid, Mafraq, Ajlun have the highest prevalence rate of acute or total functional disability (exceeded 3%).
  • Males have relatively higher acute (or total functional disability) compared to females (2.72% versus 2.64% respectively).
  • Prevalence to any degree of functional disability (simple to total disability) accounts to about 11% of the population of age 5 years or more.
  • About 55% of the population of Jordan are covered by health insurance, while for Jordanians the level of coverage reached 68%.
  • The gender gap in economic participation rates is huge; 71% for male and only 21% for females aged 15-64 years.

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