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Bahamas: CENSUS GOES DIGITAL: Questionnaire to be available for online completion — a first in Bahamian history

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — For the first time in census history, the Department of Statistics (DOS) will introduce online options for the completion of a census questionnaire.

Following unavoidable delays due to Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19, pre-census activities are finally getting underway for the 2021 Census of Population and Housing, scheduled for September.

The DOS will be conducting a listing exercise during the months of April to July to establish a listing database that will allow for the digital and online census taking. During this exercise, all buildings and dwellings on New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands will be listed by enumeration district.

The listing will be compiled to create a comprehensive National Register of Households, which will be utilized during the official census exercise.

DOS Acting Director Leona Wilson said: “This year signals a landmark accomplishment for the Ministry of Finance through the Department of Statistics. For the first time in The Bahamas, the Census of Population and Housing will be conducted electronically.

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