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The Gambia Atlas of 2003 Population and Housing Census
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  Copyright © 2006 by The Gambia Bureau of Statistics, Banjul, The Gambia.  All rights reserved. No section of this atlas may be reproduced without the expressed permission of the Gambia Bureau of Statistics, The Gambia. Credits to photographs: The July 22 Arc, Banjul and two elderly men in traditional attire by National Council for Arts and Culture, Banjul, The Gambia.  Women harvesting rice by Richard Goodman @ http://www.merriewood.com/gambia/ School girls in uniform by Girls Education Initiative, The Gambia @ http://www.statehouse.gm/kids/girlchild/index.html Banjul Port, Banjul Ferry Terminal, village housing, school boy (page 57) and a Gambian couple and children by Malanding Jaiteh . ISBN 1-4243-1262-0  i    TABLE OF CONTENTS   Acronyms ........................................................................................................................................................... ii List of Plates ...................................................................................................................................................... iii List of Tables ................................................................................................................................................... vii List of Figures .................................................................................................................................................. vii Forward............................................................................................................................................................ viii  Acknowledgements .......................................................................................................................................... ix  Authors and data providers ............................................................................................................................. x Chapter 1: Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 1 Data collection ............................................................................................................................................ 2 Data entry and processing ......................................................................................................................... 2  The 2003 population and housing census atlas of The Gambia ......................................................... 4  Administrative areas ................................................................................................................................... 4 Chapter 2: Population characteristics ............................................................................................................. 9 Chapter 3: Household and housing characteristics .................................................................................... 23 Chapter 4: Marital status, fertility, mortality and disability ....................................................................... .37 Chapter 5: Literacy and education ............................................................................................................... .47 Chapter 6: Nationality, ethnicity and religion ............................................................................................ .59 Chapter 7: Employment and economic activity ....................................................................................... ..71 Bibliography ..................................................................................................................................................... 78  Annex: The Gambia 2003 population and housing census questionnaire ....................................... ….79  Glossary ............................................................................................................................................................ 86  ii    ACRONYMS CBEMP Capacity Building for Economic Management Project CBG Central Bank of The Gambia CIESIN Center for International Earth Science Information Network CRD Central River Division CSD Central Statistics Department DoSE Department of State for Education EA Enumeration Area GBoS Gambia Bureau of Statistics GIS Geographic Information Systems IMR Infant Mortality Rate LGA Local Government Area MDG Millennium Development Goals NAWEC National Water and Electricity Company NBD North Bank Division UND5MR Under 5 Mortality Rate URD Upper River Division
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