Dominica gets set for the 2011 population and housing census
Preparations for the conduct of the 2011 Dominica population and housing census has entered a heightened phase, with the training of 400 census officers over the course of this week.
These 400 census officers will be trained in centers throughout Dominica.
The main highlight of the census training will be enumeration procedures, enumeration boundary map work and canvassing, completing the visitation records, completing the household, individual and institutional questionnaires and census control forms.
One of the trainers, Mrs. Lucina Lafond Charles says that census enumeration will begin immediately after the training while census day is scheduled for May 14th, 2011.
The population and housing census, which is normally conducted every ten years, was last conducted in 2001 in Dominica.
Mrs Charles says this extensive national exercise will record the changes in the population, housing, education, training, occupation, health and economic activity.
The Statistics Division is calling on Dominicans to give the enumerators their full cooperation during the period with which the census will be carried out.
She also reiterated the importance of giving correct information to the enumerators.
Dominica will be among several regional and international countries conducting population and housing censuses in 2011.
In addition to government’s support, the Dominica census has also received external assistance mainly from Caricom and UNFPA.