ZamStats - Latest News

Zambia joined the rest of Africa in celebrating the 2021 African Statistics Day

In raising awareness among decision - makers, technical and financial partners, data producers and users, researchers and the general public about the importance of data and statistics on cultural and creativity economy, Zambia joined the rest of African countries in the celebrating the African Statistics Day that is held annually on 18th November. ‘Modernising National Statistical Systems to Support Sociocultural Development in Africa’ was the opportune theme for the occasion.....Read more

The Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on Households Survey (SEIA) Report Launched The African Statistics Day celebrations embraced the launch

The African Statistics Day celebrations embraced the launch of the Covid 19 Survey Report. A survey conducted by ZamStats in March –April 2021. The main objective of the survey was to assess the socio-economic impact of Covid-19 on household welfare. Some of the specific objectives of the survey were to assess Covid-19-related Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of households to help understand compliance levels on Covid-19 preventive measures, assess the socio-economic effects of Covid-19 on household welfare and assess the effects of Covid-19 on access to selected health services.

 Among other findings, the report revealed that about 40 percent of the population age 10 years and older reported that they were not willing to be vaccinated if a COVID-19 vaccine was made available to them.... Read more 

Postponement of Sixth (6th) Census of Population and Housing

Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021 - The Ministry of Finance and National Planning has received enquiries on the status of the planned National Census. Zambia’s Sixth National Census was planned to take place in August 2020 but was postponed to 2021 due to funding challenges. There were also delays in two critical pre-Census processes, namely; Mapping and Listing; and, the Pilot... Read more 

17th IAOS and 3rd ISI Zambia Conference postponed due to COVID-19

The Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZamStats) was scheduled to host the 17th International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) Conference and 3rd International Statistical Institute Regional Statistics Conference in Livingstone in October 2021, under theme “Better Lives for 2030. The conference is organised in collaboration with the International Association for Official Statistics, International Statistical Institute and the Zambia Statistics Agency...Read more

The Government unveils new ZamStats Board of Directors, receives over 2000 bicycles for Census

Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme has unveiled the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZamStats) Board and officially received over 2000 bicycles worth $268,471 towards the Census undertaking.

Under the 2018 Statistics Act, which became operational on 6th September 2019 among others, provides for the establishment of the board of the agency and its functions, reconstitution of the central statistics office into the Zambia Statistics Agency.

The Minister said the unveiling of the board of directors represented a significant....Read more



The bereaved family, Fellow mourners, Management and staff at the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZamStats) and the entire Ministry of National Development Planning wishes to express heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family for the loss of Mr. Victor Bwalya, the Ministry is saddened by the demise of our senior systems analyst Mr. Victor Bwalya, who passed.. Read more

Mpika upbeat of Census activities.....

The Mpika District Administration will support the pilot Census and other Census related activities in a quest to attract investments and other projects in the area, District Administrative Officer Kaniki Bwalya has said. Ms Bwalya said the District was delighted with the ongoing Pilot Census Training in the area and hence, it would support all Census related... Read more

Pilot Census Preparations Underway

The Zambia Statistics Agency (ZamStats) has started preparing for the pilot census in readiness for the main census. This follows the mapping and listing of the whole country, an exercise that is currently in its concluding stage. A pilot census is a key pre- census enumeration activity that assists with the preparatory and undertaking of the main census. It is a comprehensive test of all census procedures and is designed to thoroughly test the entire census infrastructure and logistical framework. Read more

Mapping and Listing Exercise Trails to Completion

After the successful recruitment and training of the Map Data Collectors for Central, Northern, Muchinga and Southern provinces, the mapping and listing exercise is in its concluding stage. The main purpose of the mapping and listing exercise is to demarcate or to subdivide the country into small manageable portions called Enumeration Areas. This guarantees that all parts... Read more

Census Mapping and Listing on course…. With Kanchibiya District first to finish the race

The Census Mapping and Listing exercise has been successfully concluded in Kanchibiya District of Muchinga province. The exercise is being conducted in Central, Northern, Muchinga and southern provinces, as the last phase of Mapping and Listing. Zambia statistics Agency (Zamstats) Kanchibiya District Mapping Coordinator, Mr. Webster Sikalumbi, has attributed the successful completion to his team of Map Data Collectors(MDC) that was so committed to work. “The Team would set targets...Read more


The preparations for the 2020 Census of Population and Housing are underway. So far, the Mapping Exercise was conducted and completed in Lusaka Province and currently being undertaken in 5 provinces namely, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, North-Western, and Western. Recruitment for suitable candidates for Central, Muchinga, Northern and Southern Provinces is NOW ON...Read more

2020 Census preps go into top gear

Preparations to conduct the next round of census have advanced as the Ministry of National Development Planning through the Zambia Statistics Agency - Zamstats flagged off activities for the 2020 Census Mapping exercise in five provinces of Zambia last December. Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme during a Resource Mobilisation High Level meeting held in Lusaka recently unleashed a Census Budget of...Read more

CSO closes consultative process for the 2020 Census Questionnaire content

The Central Statistical Office CSO has ended the four week consultative process in which stakeholders were giving their views on the contents of the 2020 questionnaire in readiness for the exercise next year.

The consultations which started on Monday 27th May 2019 closed on June 26, 2019 and stakeholders were consulted on the topics and questions that the 2020 Census questionnaire might include....Read more

CSO scoops Best e-Transformation award at Africa Public Service day

The Central Statistical Office (CSO) has scooped first prize for Best e-Transformation category award at the just ended 2019 Africa Public Service day commemorations. The department participated at the road show which started on June 19 to 21, 2019 at East Park Mall in Lusaka. Census Manager Frank Kakungu has since expressed gratitude to Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme for the unwavering support and commitment shown towards the department....Read more

Preps to conduct the 2020 Census underway

As a country grows in population, many fundamental issues fall into play with regards to how governments can plan for the growth in population and implement policies in order to push the developmental agenda forward. Governments can only know the exact number of people in a given locality across the country if a census is carried out....Read more

2020 Census Mapping to be rolled CSO commences Questionnaire Content Consultative Process with Stakeholders

Government through the Central Statistical Office (CSO) will next year, 2020 conduct the Census of Population and Housing. The 2020 Census preparations are in three key phases namely; Pre-Census Stage, Census Enumeration Stage and the Post Census Stage. Some of the pre census activities include the Census Mapping Exercise and the 2020 Census Questionnaire Content Consultative Process....Read more

Like Us / Follow Us / Subscribe