In a press release, the INE underlines that the data that will be revealed in a session with 'online' transmission, at 11am is still in the preliminary stage.

The INE points out that “the expressive response via the internet contributed decisively” so that the operation of the XVI General Population Census and VI General Housing Census - 2021 Census “happened with all the quality and security required in the context of public health in the country, dictated by the covid-19 pandemic”. The 2021 Census collection phase carried out by 15 thousand people took place between 5 April and 31 May and “had the committed participation of the population, allowing the completion of most of the works just six weeks after the date of the census (19 April)”, highlighted INE.

Underlining the “very high level of adhesion by citizens”, INE mentioned that “99.3 percent of the population's responses” arrived “through digital channels”. Of this total, “the most used means was the direct access of families to the website (87.5 percent), followed by responses using the enumerator's mobile application (7.7 percent) and, finally, filling in the questionnaires at the counters located in the parish councils (4.1 percent)”.

The final results of the 2021 Census will only be known in the fourth quarter of 2022, the INE points out, adding that there will be an intermediate session to present more provisional results in February. In today's session, which will feature the Minister of State and Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, the preliminary results will be presented by the president of INE, Francisco Lima.