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BPS West Java Functions in The Management of Population Data


Are you aware of the census conducted by  BPS West Java? Some may have heard of the term, but most people don’t really understand. A census is a process of collecting data through the enumeration of each population unit from all parts of Indonesia.

Generally, census activities are carried out for specific purposes. For example, determining the level of population development in terms of income, employment and number of family members. These censuses are conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics by appointing population officers to visit the homes of residents in their respective areas.

In the 2020 census, data counting activities were carried out online, which means residents have access to themselves to the official BPS census website to fill in the data. While most people follow this path of filling in the digital census, for the rest, the offline enumeration takes place.

This census or self-loss is the main task of bps. Once the census process is completed, their data can be used for the election process, tax collection or decision of the state’s economic policies. Generally censuses are conducted over a period of 10 years.

BPS is a non-departmental governmental organization that is directly accountable to the president, regulating how it operates and its main functions by Act No. 16 of 1997. Want to know more about this National Census Agency? Let’s look at the following description.

What are the functions of BPS West Java?

The Central Bureau of Statistics has the main task of managing the calculation and other statistical midwife governments regulated by law. In performing its duties, a number of steps are undertaken, from filling in and classifying data to reporting to the president and then to the general public.

The data from the Statistics Center is open and public, you can get information services  related to national statistical data through  the official website or the BPS West Java application. For full information, please download it on the official website of the website. In addition to the main tasks mentioned above, there are also functions of statistical agencies, such as:

  1. Conducting studies in the field of regional and national statistics, preparing plans  and formulating policies.
  2. Coordinating psychological computation activities regionally and nationally.
  3. A national statistical system should be established.
  4. Provide manpower and facilities to carry out the task of counting the soul.
  5. Maintaining guidance to the relevant agencies in accordance with their field of work in statistical activities.
  6. Collects data and processes it as useful information for the government and the public.
  7. Reporting the results of the census to the President and announcing it in the form of official announcements to the public through the BPS of each region.

In its development, the functions and functions of BPS are closely related to the development of information technology. In general, manual recording was replaced by personal computers, making recording easier and faster. Internet usage also helps in transmitting data from the region to the center.

Information obtained at BPS

BPS West Java collects and maintains information from communities in the West Java region. It collects information about everything about the population, from age, marital status, the number of children and dependents. This is basic information in the census.

In addition, information on various topics related to employment, education, income and the economy will also be collected so that the government uses the data to formulate people’s economic policies. The results of these data are in the form of population growth rate, poverty status, unemployment rate and various other information.

If you need this information, you can request it directly to your local BPS office or use the online channel.  If you choose to go  directly to BPS West Java, you can go directly to the receptionist and fill out the guest book. Then request the required data.

Furthermore, the Dzilib operator helps you print the required libraries. In addition, you can also submit a soft copy request by filling out the request form. This direct co-sultation service can be accessed during the working hours from Monday to Friday. It will be easier and faster if you attach the cover letter.

For example, the required data can be for research in school or as thesis data, so you should ask the school or campus to give you a cover letter. The presence of a cover letter speeds up the process of providing data from bps.

If you can’t go directly to the office, you can access the publication time on the official BPS website. On this page you will find demographic information and select according to the year of publication. There is a button to download at the bottom of the publication title.

Data processing is carried out by BPS West Java

The data processing step is an important step in determining how high the level of accuracy and accuracy of the data produced is. While it was still the Central Bureau of Statistics, the data processing was done manually using the calculator and the abacus as a calculating tool.

Now, data recording and processing have used modern methods, which are using computers. To be sure, from the 1960s onwards, the method of using computers began to be implemented. However, at that time, the data recording was still manual and was later input into the computer.

Currently, the entire recording is attempted directly using computer devices. Therefore, in the 2020 census,  people were asked to fill out the census online through the  website and the West Java BPS application. Did you also participate in the 2020 census?

Data processing using computers is in line with the development of information technology in Indonesia. Data processing becomes faster and more efficient. Additionally, it will speed up the transmission of data from regions to the center so that census results can be obtained in a short time.

Census Information from BPS

The census process takes place at a time when it cannot be said that it is less time-consuming. Even if you use a computer system, it still takes time to collect data on the entire Indonesian population, which is not small in number. After collecting all the information, it can be processed as statistical data that will be useful to the government.

What are the benefits of such data? Three types of data are presented from the census results, namely, social population data, commercial economics and mining agriculture.  All the statistical results of BPS West Java can be used to formulate various policies to improve the welfare of the people, for example:

  1. Construction of public amenities by adjusting the number of population living in an area.
  2. Construction of educational facilities to help the youth get a good education.
  3. Health facilities, especially in areas where there are people who have access to basic health services.
  4. Opening up jobs and training the creative industry to increase people’s income.
  5. Providing targeted assistance to the poor.
  6. Entrepreneurship coaching and training.
  7. Development of forestry, fisheries, plantations and animal husbandry by adjusting the distribution area.
  8. Assistance to farmers of food crops and horticultural crops in accordance with their status and in accordance with the goal.

So, not only for election purposes, but also for the purposes of conducting the census, but there are many other functions important for economic development, education and public health. Therefore, it is expected that all levels of the society will help in conducting the census.

Statistical institutions have real functions and functions in managing regional and national population data. The various important tasks performed by the provincial-level BPS are very important in the data collection process.  By filling out the BPS West Java census form, you have helped the government in making a prosperous Indonesia a reality.

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