The count starts well in the Isle of Youth

tumbails-censo-inicioThe 2012 Population and Housing Census started yesterday successfully. An army of enumerators and supervisors already walk the ten areas of the Isle of Youth to compile the information for the most important demographic and housing study that is underatken in the country every ten years.

 

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Photo: Arturo Enamorado López

The 2012 Population and Housing Census started yesterday successfully. An army of enumerators and supervisors already walk the ten areas of the Isle of Youth to compile the information for the most important demographic and housing study that is underatken in the country every ten years.

Throughout this land, in everywhere, people will be counted in a battle that began last month with the organization of areas, selection of enumerators and supervisors, staff training, field mapping, and material assurance regarding the mass organizations that support the task.

Pedro Emilio Ortiz, head of the National Office of Statistics and Information in this Special Municipality , highlighted: “We started well; enumerators began this morning with their documents and questionaries in order to count people and housing”.

This important statistic study is undertaken every 10 years in Cuba. In this occasion over 100 000 people participate, 75 000 of them are enumerators and supervisors, who are working in 168 municipalities of the country.

This is the fourth census undertaken since the triumph of the Revolution and the 18th undertaken in Cuba since 1774, which was the first.

The high informatic level, the capacity of those involved in the process are available to contribute with its quality.

Traslation: Lien Fernández Sánchez

 

 

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