NEWS27 October 2010

South Korea moves census online for $14m savings

Asia Pacific Government

SOUTH KOREA— Korean citizens can complete this year’s census online for the first time in the survey’s 85-year history.

Codes granting access to a secure website have been sent out a week ahead of the start of the traditional door-to-door fieldwork, reports the Korea JoongAng Daily.

The government has set a target to get 30% of respondents to take the survey online, a move that could save it around $14m.

Brazil went online for its census in August.