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Cabinet approval of the Census Order and Census Regulations

"The Cabinet recently approved the Census Order and Census Regulations, which form the legal mandates for Census 2010."

The Cabinet recently approved the Census Order and Census Regulations, which form the legal mandates for Census 2010.

The Census Order prescribes that that a census shall be taken of the population of the Cayman Islands as at census day. (The census day, or the reference day for counting the population, is the 10th of October, 2010).

The Census Regulations comprises a list of particulars or questions to be included in the Census questionnaire. Among the questions are those related to housing; the number and demographic data of household members; residents who migrated from Cayman for the past 10 years. Questions on the economic activity of residents are also included along with questions on disability, medically diagnosed conditions and health insurance.

Based on updated data, Census 2010 is expected to cover approximately 24,000 resident households in the three islands, and all residential dwellings. The Economics and Statistics Office will oversee and implement Census 2010 through 9 area coordinators, 54 field supervisors and 275 enumerators who will interview household heads. The Census starts on October 10, 2010.

The results of Census 2010 are expected to inform the planning of future needs of the population particularly for social services such as health, education, infrastructure and housing.

Copies of the Census Order and Census Regulations are available from www.eso.ky
Census Regulations and Census Order