Cuba completes 2012 population and housing census

September 27, 2012


Cuba completes 2012 population and housing census


HAVANA- The collection of data for the 2012 Population and Housing Census, which will provide updated figures about the country’s demographics, was concluded September 24, after a 10-day effort during which 56,000 surveyors made door-to-door visits to each and every home across Cuba.

Juan Carlos Alfonso Fraga, national director of the census, reported that the counting of dwellings and individual people was completed within the timeframe established.

He explained that between September 29 and October 8, a number of homes will be revisited, to determine if any omissions or duplications occurred and ensure that responses were accurate.

The residents of most homes, bearing a “Vivienda Censada” (dwelling surveyed) sticker, have done their part, answering the 39 item census questionnaire. The data will allow the country’s demographic, economic and social situation to be assessed, providing insight into realities such as the distribution of people in cities, towns and settlements, in mountainous and isolated areas, their civil status and level of education.

Since the triumph of the Revolution in 1959, Cuba has conducted three population censuses, in 1970, 1981 and 2002.

Previously, beginning during the colonial period, 14 were carried out, in 1774, 1792, 1817, 1827, 1841, 1861, 1877, 1887, 1899, 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943 and 1953.


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