Simply contact the CSO at 468-1577. The enumerator responsible for the interview will make contact with you to update the information.
Respondents do not have to let Census Enumerators into their home, though they are obliged to complete a census questionnaire.
However, if a respondent wishes to speak with an Enumerator in the privacy of their home, they should always ask to see the person’s official identification first
Yes. Babies and children should be included in the Census. All babies who are members of the household at the time when the Census interview is being done should be included on the Census questionnaire. Census data on children is very important—this data helps governments and organizations assess the need for community programs and services, such as daycare centers and schools.
No. It is CSO St. Lucia's policy that submitted answers cannot be changed or deleted. After the
release of the population and dwelling counts, errors are occasionally uncovered in the data. Users can, however, obtain the population and dwelling count amendments, listed by census subdivisions and other levels of geography, by visiting St. Lucia's website.
Every Enumerator carries an identification card that features the CSO’s logo along with his or her name,
ID number and photo. Residents can contact the NSO at 468-1577 if they wish to confirm the identity of the Enumerator at their door.
All persons alive during the visit of the Census Interviewer must be recorded on the Census questionnaire. The significance of Census Day is only that it marks the official start day of the Census enumeration period. The main objective of the census is to measure the total usually resident population of Saint Lucia.
No. It is CSO St. Lucia's policy that answers to Census Questions cannot be changed, since those
answers must reflect a respondent’s situation on reference day. Moreover, given the nature of our processing systems, the volume of Census Questionnaires, and the removal of many individual identifiers, updating answers that have been sent to St. Lucia is not feasible.
All households will be contacted by an enumerator to complete the census questionnaire. The Census questionnaire can be completed in a single visit or after several visits of which we expect a maximum of three may be required. On the first visit, if the enumerator cannot make contact with a responsible adult, an appointment card will be left and a follow-up phone call made to confirm the availability of responsible household members for completion of the Census interview.
If the respondent is away from home on the day that the census enumerator arrives at the respondent’s residence and returns home a day after the respondent should find a call-back card. This card will have the name of the enumerator, their phone number, and a suggested time(s) when the enumerator can be reached to schedule an appointment. The callback card will also contain the Statistics/Census Office Telephone Number to allow you to obtain further information on the Census.
If you are travelling overseas during the Census and have your own apartment or dwelling in St. Lucia where you normally reside, then you should complete a questionnaire for that dwelling once you are back in the country.
• Children in joint custody should be included in the home of the parent where they live most of the time (where they sleep four or more nights a week). Children who spend equal time with each parent should be included at the address where they stayed spent four or more nights in the last seven-day period prior to the date of the interview.
• Students who live elsewhere while away at school, or for their summer job, but return to live with their parents at other times of the year, should be included on their parents’ questionnaire as part of the regular household. Students living year-round or six or more months in the past twelve-month period in an apartment, or in a shared apartment, and who do not return to live at their parents’ home, should be included on the questionnaire for their usual place of residence.
• Room-mates, lodgers, employees, and any other person(s) who spent the night at this address and who have no other usual place of residence elsewhere in Saint Lucia, may or may not be included on the Institution part of the Census questionnaire. If it is a hotel, guesthouse of nursing home catering for six or more residents, the information should be recorded in the institution part of the Census questionnaire otherwise it is recorded as a household.
• Persons in an institution who have been in an institution for less than six months (e.g. in a home for the aged, a hospital, or a prison) should be listed at their usual residence. A person’s place of usual residence is the place they have spent 6 or more of the last 12 months
• A spouse or common-law partner temporarily away who stays elsewhere while working or studying should be listed at the main residence of their family if they return periodically.