Everyone counts – Census 2010 Kicks Off

| 30/04/2010

(CNS): Following the official launch of the Census 2010 publicity campaign on Cayman Brac last week (Thursday 22 April), a ceremony at the Mary Miller Hall yesterday (Thursday, 29 April) got the ball rolling on Grand Cayman. The actual census will start on the designated Census Day, 10 October, and be conducted over two months by Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) trained staff, including over 250 enumerators. The end result will be reports highlighting the statistics gathered, providing a database of information and statistics in a number of areas not captured so far on a scientific basis.

The event was led by Governor Duncan Taylor, with Premier McKeeva Bush, ministers and officials of government, MLAs, private sector representatives, school children and members of the general public all participating in the launch of Cayman’s population and housing census.

The importance of the census was illustrated by a video presentation highlighting aspects of Census 2010 and a rendition of 10-10-10, the census jingle, by high schoolers and ESO staff. Speakers at the launch underscored the need for all residents to understand and take part in the census without fear of their confidentiality being compromised.

The event unveiled census billboards featuring spokespersons led by National Hero Sybil McLaughlin, banners promoting the census message and brochures that answer frequently asked questions about the census.

At the end, potential enumerators, who will be carefully selected and fully trained, signed up.

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