Nuclear family shoots up Goan households

PTI, PANAJI | 05 February 2011 20:22 IST

The trend of nuclear family, coupled with intra-migration, has resulted in Goa recording 60,000 additional households in the past one decade, officials said today.

"The trend of nuclear families coupled with the migration has increased the number of households in the state. Within one bungalow there are several nuclear families living," a senior official said on the sidelines of a press conference.

During the first phase of decadal census in the form of house 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 will begin in Goa, along with the rest of the states from February 9-28.

Wasnik said 3,054 enumerators, 500 supervisors and 10 reserve staff would be on their toes to collect the data from across the state by visiting households.

As per the 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 facets including inclusion of third gender.

"In the column of gender, there is male, female and other sex, who are neither male nor females," he said.

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