On the afternoon of January 11, 2022, the General Statistics Office held a conference to review and announce preliminary results of the 2021 Economic Census and Administrative Survey. Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment (Ministry of Planning and Investment) Tran Quoc Phuong and Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Nguyen Trong Thua, Standing Deputy Head of the Central Steering Committee for Investigation of Administrative Establishments, co-chaired the conference. Attending the conference directly at the headquarters of the General Statistics Office, there were leaders of the General Statistics Office; representatives of leaders of units under the General Statistics Office, non-business units; delegates from 63 Statistical Departments of provinces and centrally run cities; delegates from ministries and branches. Attending the online conference at 65 bridge points at the Central Government and in the provinces and cities directly under the Central Government, there were delegates who are heads of the committees, leaders of the People’s Committees of provinces and cities, and members of the Steering Committee for the Economic Census. and Investigation of central and local administrative establishments.
Speaking at the opening of the Conference, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong said that the 2021 Economic Census will be carried out according to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 307/QD-TTg dated February 27, 2020 by the General Department. The implementation statistics is a large-scale Census with complicated contents, involving 04 types of survey units, including: enterprises; individual production and business establishments; non-business units, associations; religious and belief establishments. The Deputy Minister highly appreciated and praised the efforts of the Statistics sector to overcome difficulties caused by the Covid-19 epidemic to successfully complete the Census.
On behalf of the Central Steering Committee, Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong, General Director of the General Statistics Office, presented the Final Report of the Economic Census and the Survey of Administrative Establishments in 2021. The Director General emphasized, the Census economy in 2021 is implemented with many new points compared to the 2017 Economic Census in the context that the demand for statistical information is increasingly required with a more detailed level of disaggregation; requires taking advantage of information technology to improve the quality and effectiveness of statistical information in the general context of limited human resources and funding. There are six major new points of the 2021 Economic Census as follows: (1) Renovating the content and form of information collection through the thorough use of administrative data sources; (2) Updating and applying international standard concepts of base units; (3) Unify five data for different types of investigation units; (4) Thorough application of information technology in all stages of the Census; (5) Innovating the way to coordinate with ministries and branches in implementing the Census; (6) Improve the quality of information and save nearly half of the cost compared to the previous traditional survey.
Mr. Nguyen Trung Tien, Deputy General Director of the General Statistics Office reported on the preliminary results of the economic census of blocks conducted by the GSO. According to the report on preliminary results of the economic census in 2021, the whole country has nearly 6 million investigation units, an increase of 444.7 thousand units, equivalent to an increase of 8% compared to 2016; the number of employees in the survey units was nearly 26 million people, an increase of 752.8 thousand people, equivalent to an increase of 3%. On average, in the 2016-2020 period, the number of units increased by 1.9% and the number of employees by 0.7% (In the 2006-2011 period, it increased by 4.9% and 7.7%; the period 2011- 2016 increased by 1.5% and increased by 3.6%).
The report also shows that in the period 2016-2019, the number of businesses and the number of employees increased rapidly year by year and tended to slow down in 2020 due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic. The number of cooperatives in 2020 kept a stable increase, but due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, the number of employees working in the cooperative decreased deeper than the average decrease in the 2016-2020 period. The number of individual production and business establishments continued to increase, but the distribution of individual establishments among socio-economic regions was uneven. Compared to 2016, non-business units decreased in both number of units and number of employees while associations and NGOs decreased in number of units but increased in number of employees. In the 2016-2020 period, the number of religious and belief establishments has grown quite rapidly, reflecting the Party and State’s policy of respecting and creating favorable conditions for the development of activities of all religions and beliefs. government of our country.
Representative of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy, Director of the Department of Planning and Finance, Standing member of the Central Steering Committee for Investigation of Administrative Facilities, presented the report on preliminary results of the investigation of administrative establishments. by the Ministry of the Interior. According to preliminary results, the number of administrative establishments in 2020 decreased compared to 2016. As of December 31, 2020, the country had 32,304 administrative establishments, down 7.25% compared to 2016. the number of employees in administrative establishments as of December 31, 2020 was 1,459 thousand people, an increase of 462,000 people compared to 2016.
The Statistical Offices of Da Nang City, Son La Province, Ho Chi Minh City; Department of Home Affairs of Bac Lieu province; The Hanoi Department of Home Affairs presented presentations from localities in the implementation of the 2021 Economic Census and Administrative Bases Census, which mentioned new approaches and applications. information technology, experience in responding to the Covid-19 epidemic, coordination between sectors and the use of Census results in consulting and management in the locality.
The conference conducted to reward collectives and individuals with achievements in the implementation of the Economic Census and the Census of Administrative Facilities in 2021.