Obligations of BPS West Java in the management of population data
Do you know about the census conducted by BPS West Java? Some people may have heard of this term, but not many really understand what it means. The census is the process of collecting data by enumerating each population unit from all regions of Indonesia.
Census activity is usually carried out for specific purposes. For example, to know how the level of development of the population in terms of income, employment and the number of family members. These censuses are carried out by the Central Statistical Office in its respective regions by deploying census officers who visit the homes of the population.
During the 2020 population and housing census, data were enumerated online, specifically residents were taken to the official BPS census website to fill in the data. Most people follow this way of filling out a digital census, while for the rest an offline census is done.
This census or loss of soul is the main task of BPS. After the census is completed, several residents will be obtained, whose data can be used for the election process, tax collection or determination of the economic policy of the state. Usually the census is conducted for 10 years.
The BPS is a non-governmental governmental agency with direct reporting to the President, regulated by how it operates and its main duties by Act No. 16 of 1997. Do you want to learn and learn more about this national census authority? Let’s look at the following explanation.
What are the responsibilities of BPS West Java?
The main task of the Central Statistical Office is to carry out the role of census and other statistical governments of midwives regulated by law. In the performance of their duties, several stages are carried out, starting with filling, classification, to reporting data to the president, and then to the general public.
Data from the statistics center is open and public, you can get information services regarding national statistics through the official website or application BPS West Java. For full information, please download them on the official website of the website. In addition to the above main tasks, there are functions of statistical bodies, namely:
- Conducting studies, preparing plans and formulatingpolicies in the field of regional and national statistics.
- Coordination of mental enumeration activities at both regional and national level.
- Create a national statistical system.
- Provide manpower and equipment to perform the soul enumeration task.
- Implementation of guidelines for related agencies according to their area of work in the field of statistical work.
- Collecting data and processing it into useful information for government and people.
- Announcement of census results in the form of reports to the President and official announcements to the public through the BPS of each region
During its development, the tasks and functions of BPS are closely linked to the development of information technologies. In general, personal computers have been used to replace manual recording, so recording becomes easier and faster. The use of the Internet also helps in the transfer of data from the region to the center.
Information obtained in BPS
BPS West Java collects and manages information from communities in the West Java region. The information collected everything about the population, from age, marital status, number of children and dependents. This is basic information in the census.
In addition, information on employment, education, incomes and various issues related to the economy will be collected so that the government can use it to shape people’s economic policy. The results of these data are in the form of population development rates, poverty situations, unemployment rates and various other information.
If you need this information, you can request it directly from your local BPS office or use an online channel. If you decide to go directly to BPS West Java, you can go directly to the receptionist and fill out the guestbook. Then request the required data.
Moreover, Digilib Operator can help you print the required libraries. In addition, you can also submit a request for an electronic copy by filling out the application form. This direct consultation service is accessible during working hours from Monday to Friday. It will be easier and faster if you attach a cover letter.
For example, the necessary data is for research in school or as work data, so you need to ask the school or campus to provide a cover letter. The existence of a cover letter will speed up the process of providing BPS data.
If you can’t go directly to the office, you can access the time of publication on the official BPS website. On this page you will find information about population statistics and you can select them by year of publication. At the bottom of the publication title is a download button.
Data processing by BPS West Java
The data processing phase is an important stage in determining how high the level of accuracy and accuracy of the data provided is. When it was still the Central Statistical Office, data processing was done manually using a calculator and an abacus as a calculation tool.
Now recording and processing data uses modern methods, using computers. To be precise, since 1960, the policy of using computers began to be implemented. At that time, however, data recording was still manual and then entered into the computer.
Currently, we attempt all recording directly using computer devices. Therefore, in the 2020 census, people were asked to complete the census online, both through the website and through the West Java BPS application. Did you also participate in the 2020 census?
Data processing using computers is adapted to the development of information technology in Indonesia. Data processing is faster and more efficient. In addition, it speeds up the transfer of data from the regions to the center, so that the results of the census are obtained in a shorter time.
Manfaat Census Information from BPS
The census process takes place at a time that cannot be said to be short. Even if you used a computer system, it still takes some time to collect data on the entire Indonesian population, which is not a small number. After all the information is collected, it can be processed into statistics that are useful to the government.
What are the advantages of this data? Three types of data are presented from the results of the census, namely data on the social population, the economics of trade and mining. All statistical results of BPS West Java can be used to create various policies to improve people’s well-being, such as:
- Construction of public facilities by adjusting the population in the area.
- Construction of educational facilities to support the young generation in obtaining a decent education.
- Adding health facilities, especially in areas with people receiving minimal health services.
- Opening up jobs and coaching the creative industries to increase people’s incomes.
- Providing targeted assistance to the poor.
- Business coaching and training.
- Development of forestry, fishing, plantations and animal husbandry by adjusting the distribution area.
- Assistance to farmers with food crops and horticulture that is consistent with their purpose and objective.
So, not only for electoral needs, a census is conducted, but there are various other functions that are important for economic development, education, and public health. Therefore, it is hoped that all levels of society will help in organizing the census.
Statistical offices have real functions and tasks in the management of regional and national population data. The various important tasks that BPS perform at provincial level become very important in the data collection process. By filling out the BPS West Java census form , you helped the government realize a prosperous Indonesia.