SIB’s Acting Director-General speaks about Census 2022
Good day, I am Diana Castillo-Trejo, Acting Director-General of the Statistical Institute of Belize. It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the SIB will be conducting a Population and Housing Census in May 2022. As you may be aware, the Census was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Census is the largest statistical exercise undertaken by a country, and the participation of all residents is crucial to its success. It is a key data source to inform policies, measure achievements and plan for the future. For the 2022 Census, vital information will be collected about the population regarding employment, education, health, and poverty among other things. This information will be essential, particularly in these times, as the COVID-19 pandemic has further emphasized the need for recent and reliable statistics for informed decision-making and policies.
Over the next few months, the SIB will be undertaking several activities in preparation for the Census. Starting today, September 1st, we will be accepting applications for employment for the census through our online application form. We encourage you to visit our website at www.sib.org.bz or contact us at [email protected] or 613-8188 for information on the various positions available for the Census. This is your opportunity to serve your country by being a part of history while earning a competitive wage.
In closing, I would like to appeal to all residents of Belize to kindly participate in the Census when our interviewers visit your household or business establishment in May of next year. Your involvement will be critical to the success of the 2022 Population and Housing Census!
The 2022 Population and Housing Census, Count Me In! Thank you.
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