Bps West Java’s role in managing population data
Did you know about the census conducted by BPS West Java? Some people may have heard of this term, but not many people really understand what it means. Census is the process of collecting data through the enumeration of each population unit from all regions of Indonesia.
Usually, census activities are performed for specific purposes. For example, knowing how the level of development of the population is in terms of income, work and the number of family members. This census is conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics in their respective regions by deploying census officials to visit residents’ homes.
In the 2020 census, online data inventory activities were conducted, namely that residents gave themselves access to the official BPS census website to fill in the data. Most people follow this way of completing the digital count, while the rest is carried out offline inventory.
This census or soul fragment is the main task of the BPS. After the census process is completed, the number of a population is obtained whose data can be used for the electoral process, tax collection or determination of the economic policy of the country. Usually, the census is conducted over a period of 10 years.
BPS is a non-departmental government agency with direct responsibility to the president, which is regulated how it works and its main duties by Act No. 16 of 1997. Want to know more about this national census body? Let’s look at the following explanation.
What are the tasks of BPS West Java?
The central bureau of Statistics has as its main task the execution of inventory tasks and other statistical midwifery administration that are regulated by law. In the performance of their duties, several stages are carried out, starting from filling in, classifying to reporting data to the president and then to the general public.
Data from the statistics center are open and public, you can get information services related to national statistical data through the official website or the BPS West Java application. For more information, download it on the official page of the site. In addition to the above main tasks, there are functions of statistical authorities, namely:
- Carrying out studies, drawing up plansand formulating policies in the field of regional and national statistics.
- Coordinating soul inventory activities both regionally and nationally.
- Introduction of a national statistical system.
- Providing manpower and facilities to perform the task of inventorying souls.
- Conducting guidance to related agencies based on their areas of work in statistical activities.
- Collecting data and processing it into useful information for the government and the people.
- Announcement of census results, in the form of reporting to the President and official announcements to the public through the BPS of each region
In its development, the tasks and functions of BPS are closely linked to the development of information technology. In general, personal computers have been used to replace manual recording, making recording easier and faster to do. The use of the Internet also helps in the transfer of data from the regions to the center.
Information obtained from BPS
BPS West Java collects and manages information from communities in the West Java region. The information collected everything about the population, ranging from age, marital status, number of children and dependents. This is the basic information in the census.
In addition, information on employment, education, income and various matters relating to the economy will also be collected, so that the data can be used by the government to shape people’s economic policies. The results of these data are in the form of the level of population development, the state of poverty, the unemployment rate and various other information.
If you need this information, you can request it directly from your local BPS office or use the online route. If you choose to go directly to BPS West Java , you can go directly to the receptionist and fill out the guestbook. It then asks for the required data.
In addition, the Digilib Operator helps you print the libraries you need. In addition, you can also submit a soft copy application by filling in the application form. This directco nsultasi service is accessible during working hours from Monday to Friday. It will be easier and faster if you include a cover letter.
The data needed is, for example, for research at school or as thesis data, then you must ask the school or campus to provide a letter of introduction. The existence of a cover letter will speed up the process of providing data from the BPS.
If you cannot go directly to the office, you can open the publication for a long time on the official BPS website. On this page you will find information about population statistics and you can be selected based on the year of publication. At the bottom of the title of the publication is a button to download.
Data processing carried out by BPS West Java
The stages of data processing are important stages to determine how high the level of accuracy and accuracy of the data produced is. When it was still the Central Bureau of Statistics, the data processing was carried out manually using a calculator and abacus as a calculation tool.
Now the capture and processing of data has been used in a modern way, namely the use of a computer. To be precise, since 1960, the policy of the use of computers began to be implemented. However, at that time, the data recording was still manual and then it was entered into a computer.
Currently, all recording is attempted directly using a computer device. Therefore, in the 2020 census, people were asked to fill in the census online, both through the website and through the BPS West Java application. Did you also fill in the 2020 census?
Computer-based data processing has been adapted to the development of information technology in Indonesia. Data processing becomes faster and more efficient. In addition, it accelerates the transfer of data from the regions to the center, so that the results of the census are obtained in a shorter time.
Manfaat Census Information from BPS
The process of inventory of the population is carried out at a time that cannot be said to be short. Even though you have used a computer system, it still takes time to collect data on the entire Indonesian population, which is not small. After all the information has been collected, it can only be processed into statistical data that is useful to the government.
What are the benefits of such data? Three types of data have been presented based on the results of population inventory, namely social population data, trading economics and mining agriculture. All statistics from BPS West Java can be used to create various policies to improve people’s well-being, for example:
- Construction of public facilities by adjusting the number of inhabitants in a region.
- Construction of educational facilities to support the younger generation in obtaining good education.
- The addition of health facilities, especially in areas with people receiving minimal health services.
- Opening up employment and coaching the creative industry to increase people’s income.
- Providing help to the poor that is right on schedule.
- Entrepreneurship coaching and training.
- Development of forestry, fisheries, plantations and livestock farming by adapting the distribution area.
- Aid for farmers of food crops and horticulture suitable for their designation and on schedule.
So, not only for election needs, the census is conducted, but there are several other functions that are important for economic development, education and public health. Therefore, it is hoped that all levels of society will help organize the census.
Statistical offices have real functions and duties in managing regional and national population data. Several important tasks of BPS at the provincial level have become very important in the process of data collection. By filling in the BPS West Java census form, you have helped the government realize a prosperous Indonesia.