Jakarta (ANTARA) - The National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN) has updated data of 39 million household heads (KK) that are compiled into the 2022 Family Data Record (PK22) along with related ministries and institutions.

"In PK21, the BKKBN had succeeded in collecting data of 68,487,139 household heads in Indonesia. Some 60 percent of the data, or that of 39 million household heads, has been updated," BKKBN Head Hasto Wardoyo remarked at the National Coordination Meeting on the PK22 data update here on Monday.

Wardoyo emphasized that the collection of family data is a mandate stipulated in Law No. 52 of 2009 on Population and Family Development.

According to the BKKBN Head, the data obtained will serve as a guideline for government policies, such as programs to accelerate the reduction of stunting and poverty. He said, household data collection is also combined with the population administration information system.

Every five years, the BKKBN will conduct family data collection, with regular updates once a year. Updating data is important, as data on families is the key to alleviating demographic problems, Wardoyo stated.

Moreover, he said that the PK22 is sectoral data that can be used by ministries and institutions to formulate further policies based on details, such as places of residence and targets.

Meanwhile, BKKBN’s Deputy for Advocacy, Mobilization, and Information Sukaryo Teguh Santoso stated that the PK22 update is being conducted from September 1 to October 31, 2022.

Santoso highlighted that at least 330 thousand officers were deployed to update the PK22 data: 5,222 sub-district level managers, 5,222 sub-district data managers, 33,444 village-level supervisors, and 220 thousand data collectors.

He expects the data update can aid in completing the PK21, thereby assisting ministries and institutions that use the data.

"(The data) is mainly for programs in family development, populations, and family planning," he stated.

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Translator: Hreeloita S, Kenzu T
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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