As there existed no database linking households to buildings and dwellings they actually live in, it is planned to carry out Phase I field works in 2013, namely, compilation of lists of buildings and households for each settlement by using cartographic materials. The goal of this activity is to establish the number of population in each building in advance. Without this preliminary activity it is not possible to define enumeration areas in the country, which in turn prevents from ensuring proper enumeration during the census (in the data collection process) and field monitoring.
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The approximate number of personnel to be employed during Phase I Field Works exceeds 3500 persons (see Diagram #1). The final number of personnel will be obtained after detailed cartographic materials are prepared for each settlement and the country is zoned into small registration districts.
After the completion of the above-mentioned activity the administrative and territorial units of Georgia (municipalities, self-governed cities, communities, and villages) will be divided into census sectors, supervisor areas and enumeration areas. Sizes of a census sector, supervisor areas and enumeration areas shall be determined based on the nature of the housing and the preliminary number of population (the latter will be known after the lists of buildings and households actually living in these building in each settlement are prepared in 2013).
According to the preliminary estimations the number of census personnel (during the period of November 5-19, 2014) exceeds 15 000 persons. It should be noted that the number of field personnel includes also the number of personnel carrying out the activities related to monitoring of field works.
The categories of census personnel are determined as follows (see Diagram #2):
a) Regional Supervisor – the sphere of activity coincides with the current regional division of the country (e.g. City of Tbilisi, Adjara Autonomous Region, Imereti, etc). He/she coordinates preparation and implementation of census activities on this territory.
b) Municipal Supervisor – the sphere of activity coincides with the currently existing self-governing units, i.e. municipality, and 4 self-governing cities (Kutaisi, Batumi, Rustavi and Poti). She/he coordinates preparation and implementation of census activities on that territory.
c) Sector supervisor - supervises field works on the territory as identified by the Geostat for census activities. One census sector on average consists of 7 supervisor areas for urban settlements and 6 supervisor areas for rural settlements.
d) Supervisor (Instructor-Coordinator) - provides supervision over the enumerators and monitors the quality of primary data on the territory as identified by the Geostat for census activities. There are on average 5 enumeration areas per supervisor area in urban settlements and 4 enumeration areas in rural settlements.
e) Enumerator - collects preliminary data on the territory identified by the Geostat for census activities.
It should also be noted that for the mountainous and sparsely populated areas the above-mentioned load levels are set individually for different categories of field staff considering geographical location, terrain and the scope of the population of the territory.
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