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STATIN Recruiting Census Takers and Supervisors

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is encouraging citizens to apply to become census takers and supervisors for the 2022 Population and Housing Census.

Recruitment will begin on Sunday, March 13 and end on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Corporate Communications Manager, STATIN, Georgia Garvey-Green, told JIS News that STATIN is looking to recruit approximately 8,000 census workers from across the island for the data-collection exercise, which will begin in September 2022.

Applications will only be accepted online. The form is available on STATIN’s website at www.statinja.gov.jm/.

Mrs. Garvey-Green informed that persons 18 years and older who have attained secondary-level education or have worked with STATIN on surveys in the past are eligible to apply.

Mrs. Garvey-Green emphasised that being a census worker is a “paid job” that allows persons to choose whether they want to collect the data in the afternoon or on weekends.

Data collection is expected to end in December 2022, after which the information is compiled, analysed and a census report produced.

The exercise is conducted once every 10 years and allows the country to take a snapshot of its population to determine how many people reside within its borders, who they are, and where they live. It counts everyone in the country.

The 15th Population and Housing Census was initially scheduled for 2021 but was delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The last census was done in 2011.

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