Webinar on ‘Population Statistics and Censuses’
Date: 22 February 2021
Venue: Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye

Within its recently initiated Webinar Series on Statistical Experience Sharing, SESRIC organised a webinar on “Population Statistics and Censuses” on 22 February 2021 with the participation of 26 attendees from 20 OIC member countries, namely Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Benin, Brunei, Gabon, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Suriname, and Uzbekistan.

Mr. Mehmet Doğu KARAKAYA, Expert at the Population and Migration Statistics Group, Demographic Statistics Department, presented the experience of TurkStat and covered the following topics related to population statistics and censuses:

  • History of Population Censuses in Turkey
  • Address Based Population Registration System
  • 2011 Population and Housing Census
  • 2021 Population and Housing Census (Towards a Register-Based Census)

Following the presentation of Mr. Karakaya, Ms. Rawya ALAWNEH, Expert at the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), also presented the experience and practices of PCBS in population statistics and censuses with the participants and focused on the following topics:

  • Population, Housing and Establishments Census 1997
  • Population, Housing and Establishments Census 2007
  • Population, Housing and Establishments Census 2017 (Using GIS and New Technologies)

The webinar was conducted through a video conferencing platform by following synchronous learning and instruction approaches designed in line with the virtual training solutions undertaken by SESRIC in order to better serve the Centre’s training activities and keep participants motivated and engaged during this time of global crisis due to COVID-19.

For more information on the SESRIC Statistical Experience Sharing Webinar Series, please visit: https://www.oicstatcom.org/webinar-series.php


  • Concept Note (English)
  • TurkStat: Population Statistics and Censuses of Turkey (English)
  • PCBS: The Experience of PCBS on Censuses and Population Statistics (English)