- A. The Census is an official count of all residents of St. Lucia and helps determine the population of St. Lucia.
The Census provides a statistical portrait of St. Lucia and its people. In St. Lucia, it is mandatory for all residents to participate in the Census.
The Census will collect information on the demographic, social and economic situation of people across St. Lucia and the dwellings they live in.
A. Information from the census will be used by governments, businesses, associations, community organizations and many others to make important decisions for your community or district or parish, and the entire country.
The information you provide will help ensure that the 2022 Census accurately reflects St. Lucia changing society. Your responses will ensure that your community/ district has the information it needs for planning services such as health care, schooling, social services, housing, agriculture and skills training for employment.
A. Information is collected on demographics, households, status of employment, unemployment, self-employment, economically inactive individuals, education, health, communication and non- communicable diseases, crime, disability etc.
The Census of Population and Housing is one of the most important sources of statistics for a country.
In St. Lucia, the Census is the primary source of reliable, detailed data for small geographic areas.
A. This depends on a number of factors. The amount of persons in the household, if persons are home at the same time or if the Enumerator has to revisit the household.
It also depends on person’s status in the household.
The person should be uniformed in census attire (polo or t-shirt) with Census Logo printed somewhere on it, has a census picture identification card and a letter from the Census Office.
The information gathered from a Census of Population and Housing, for example, number of people, their distribution, their living conditions and other key data is critical for nation development. This type of data is essential for policy makers to make proper informed decision and know where to invest.
A. All residents of St. Lucia are legally required to complete the Census Questionnaire, according to the Statistics Act.
Additionally, the Central Statistics Office of St. Lucia is bounded by law to protect the confidentiality of the information respondents provide in the Census.
Only the Central Statistics Office of St. Lucia employees who have taken the oath of secrecy have access to Census Questionnaires.
No you do not. Based on your response there will be skip patterns that will become applicable to you
in different sections of the questionnaire.