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Census

What is a Population and Housing Census?

A population and housing census refers to the complete process of planning, collecting, compiling, analyzing, evaluating and disseminating data of all persons in a country or well delimited part of a country and the number and condition of housing units and facilities at a specified time in Barbados.

What is Census Day?
“Census Day” is a term used by Statistical Offices linked to the Population and Housing Census.  It is a reference date used to guide respondents as to where they were at the time of the Census and it is usually tied to some other date that would be memorable to respondents.  This Census round, Census day will be August 1st-Emancipation Day.

How do I know that a Census enumerator is legitimate?
All interviewers will carry photo identification issued by the Barbados Statistical Service.  To verify an interviewer’s identity, you can contact the Barbados Statistical Service by calling the following telephone number: 535-2600.

Is my personal information protected?
The Barbados Statistical Service takes your confidentiality very seriously.  Under the Statistics Act, all information provided will be kept confidential and used only for statistical purposes.  The Barbados Statistical Service does not release any information on individual persons, households or businesses.

All Barbados Statistical Service interviewers take an oath of secrecy and face penalties for breach of confidentiality.

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