Nuclear family trend catching up in Goa: Census

Panaji, Feb 4 (PTI) The trend of nuclear families coupledwith migration has resulted in Goa recording 60,000 additionalhouseholds in the past one decade, officials said today.

"The trend of nuclear families coupled with the migrationhas increased the number of households in the state. Withinone bungalow there are several nuclear families living," asenior official said on the sidelines of a press conference.

During the first phase of decadal census in the form ofhouse listings, conducted from April 1-May 15 last year,recorded 3.51 lakh houses, Director of Census Operations A KWasnik told reporters here.

The figure is 60,000 more than 2001 census, he said.

The second phase of the decadal census operation willbegin in Goa, along with the rest of the states from February9-28.

Wasnik said that 3,054 enumerators, 500 supervisors and10 per cent reserve staff would be on their toes to collectdata from across the state by visiting households.

As per 2001 census, Goa''s population was 13,47,668, 15.21per cent more than the 1991 census.

Wasnik said the current census has several new facetsincluding inclusion of third gender.

"In the column of gender, there is male, female and othersex, for who are neither male or females," he said. (More) PTIRPSVKV

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