Survey interviewers and statistical clerks (NOC 1454)

About this job

Survey interviewers and statistical clerks:

  • contact individuals to gather information for market research, public opinion or election and census polls
  • code and compile interview and other data into reports, lists, catalogues and other documents
  • also includes clerks who observe and record information on traffic flow
  • work for market research and polling firms, government departments and agencies, utility companies, contact centres and other establishments
Common job titles
  • assistant, technical - statistics
  • census clerk / enumerator / taker / worker
  • clerk, chart / statistics coding / poll
  • counter / checker - traffic / vehicle
  • election clerk / enumerator / worker
  • enumerator


Survey interviewers:

  • contact individuals by telephone or in person and explain the purpose of the interview
  • ask questions following the outlines of questionnaires and surveys
  • record responses on paper or directly into a computer database through computer-assisted interviewing systems

Statistical clerks:

  • check information gathered for completeness and accuracy
  • code information according to coding manuals and enter data onto computers
  • conduct routine statistical analysis of data
  • gather interview and other data into reports and lists

Work environment

Work in this field is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office, or an outdoor work environment where the worker is exposed to various weather conditions.

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