- The Population and Housing Census of 2020 is the national census of population and households based on various demographic, social and economic features.
- Census implementation are subject to the Census Act 1960 (Revised-1969)
- Census provides information on the total stock of residence, basic amenities and housing requirements available.
- Data collected will provide a comprehensive set of statistical information on population, social and economic trends.
The Population and Housing Census of Malaysia is conducted on:
- Phase 1 is online using e-Census from 7 July - 21 December, 2020
- Phase 2 interviews will be held from 20 January - 6 February, 2021
- All persons including non-citizens who had stayed or intended in Malaysia for 6 months or more in the year 2020. This includes:
- Babies born ON OR BEFORE Census Day and STILL LIVING on Census Day (7 July 2020).
- Those who passed away ON OR AFTER Census Day (7 July 2020).
- Malaysian's population commuting across the Malaysia border (e.g. Singapore and Thailand) for work or study but maintaining usual residence within Malaysia.
- Malaysian's population who were overseas as tourist, on short term study (less than 6 months) or attending conferences/ seminars or on business.
- Expatriates and other foreign workers as well as their family members staying in Malaysia.
- Foreign visitors and students staying in Malaysia.
- Foreign military and diplomatic personnel and their families staying in Malaysia.
- Persons without permanent homes (e.g. homeless).
- Section 19 under the Census Act of 1960 (Revised-1969) states that any individual information may not be disclosed.
- Only agregate data will be published.
- Ensure that the enumerators own the official identity card for enumerators.
- Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI)
- The CAPI data collection method is a method by which the Enumerator will visit TK and conduct respondent interviews by recording information respondents online and offline using tablets or smartphones.
- Respondents can fill out the questionnaire online through the census webpage https://ecensus.mycensus.gov.my/
- Paper and Pen Interview (PAPI)
- This method is the method by which the Enumerator will visit TK to conduct face-to-face interviews with respondents and record the information obtained in the questionnaire.
- Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI)
- This method, the Enumerator will make a telephone interview and all respondent information will be included in the CATI system.
- Drop-off & Pick Up (DOPU)
- This method Enumerator will leave the questionnaire (drop off) in TK on Census Day and the Enumerator will retrieve the questionnaire filled up by the respondent.
- Implementation of this census mode is flexible for urban and rural areas taking into account existing facilities in the area.
- Whether you are a Malaysian citizen or not, it is your responsibility to provide accurate information to the enumerator. Your cooperation in providing the necessary information is important in developing population and housing statistics for national socio-economic development.
- Financial or donation information;
- Nothing about political views or parties; and
- Bank or credit card information/number.
Due to the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, surveys will be conducted using the e-Census censorship mode where this censorship mode does not require face-to-face censorship and only needs to answer the questionnaire online.
The respondent can choose either to response via online or paper-based. The online e-Census will be easy, secure, and fast to be completed.
The census questionnaire includes:
- Household and living quarters (ownership, rental information, safety etc.);
- Demography information (gender, age, marital status, ethnic group etc.);
- School information (schooling status, the highest level of certificate, the field of study etc.);
- Work information (the type of occupation, place of work, distance from workplace etc.);
- Disable person information;
- Birth information;
- Health and fitness (Disease information, insurance coverage, kind of sports/exercise you like to do etc.);
- Social relations (social media, interaction with family and neighbours etc.)
- Housing (others living quarters ownership, affordable prices of living quarters etc.);
- Senior citizen (activities senior citizen often did, source of income etc.)
In line with today's technological advances, the government intends to use the broadest possible online platform for information collection. You will receive a postcard if your home is selected in response to the e-Census.
You may have entered an incorrect email address or OTP. Please enter the registered email address, and OTP received.
You can pre-register via:
- direct link to e-census: https://www.ecensus.mycensus.gov.my
- or via MyCensus Portal: https://www.mycensus.gov.my
If your address is successfully matched, a notification email will be sent, or helpdesk will contact you to notify about your invitation code for use in filling out e-Census.
If your address did not match, a notification email would be sent, or helpdesk will contact you to inform that to be censored in January 2021.
Yes, but you need to sign in again using the same ID living quarters.
You will receive after registering your email.
Yes but it would be best if you used the same OTP.
There may be problems with the e-Census system during the filling period. Refills need to be performed.
Only one number of ID living quarters, spouse/household member will no longer have to fill out the charge once the head of living quarters has filled it.
All census questions need to be answered.
The objective of the census question is to be an input to the development plan of the country, including the per capita distribution as enshrined in the Constitution.
It starts from 7 July until 21 December 2020.
You can call call centre at number 1-800-88-7720, they will assist you.