Online Census Must Be Completed By June 22

June 9, 2016

censusThe Department of Statistics is reminding the public that the last day to conduct the Census online is 22 June, 2016.

A spokesperson said, “The public is advised that the web-based application is secure, convenient and easy to use.

“By getting counted online using a laptop, tablet or computer, census takers won’t visit or telephone householders. People can log on using the information found in the letter sent by the Department of Statistics to all households.

“By law, every person must complete the Census so that the Department of Statistics can produce a demographic, social and economic profile of Bermuda.”

“For those who do not have access to a computer, there are computers available to the public at the Department of Statistics, CedarPark Centre, 3rd Floor, 48 Cedar Avenue, Hamilton between 10 am and 4 pm for the purpose of completing the survey. Assistance will also be available.

“Online collection of data is the first of four phases that will gather information from Bermuda’s residents. The other three phases are mail, telephone interviews or personal interviews.”

Premier Michael Dunkley said today, “The primary and preferred method of collecting data is through the online survey. And since we launched in late May we are very pleased with the number of people who have completed the online survey so far.

“The deadline to complete the Census online is June 22 and we are hoping as many residents as possible go online in the next two weeks to complete the Census via this method as we believe that this is the quickest, easiest and most convenient way.”

The 2016 Census of Population and Housing completion date is 31 October. For more information go to gov.bm. To begin your questionnaire, go to census.bm.

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  1. Micro says:

    Nice, my residence hasn’t received a password

    • Micro says:

      Would’ve been smarter to have it use the assessment number of the dwelling.

  2. San George says:

    Count me out!

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    This is the first that I have seen it being available online. When & where was it published before?

    Also, if census imforemation can be taken online, why can we not VOTE online? There are those who are off the island for both the early voting periods & voting day.

    What makes online voting so difficult to do?

    • Toodle-oo says:

      I’m pretty certain that it was mentioned well in advance that it ‘could’ be done on line this year .
      The interesting thing is that it appears the way it works is that gov’t is having the BPO deliver the assessment number specific form to every household on the island . I know for a fact that there are numerous empty households with the mailbox outside containing a now water damaged form.

      Also , the form doesn’t mention anywhere that if the recipient either has no computer or is not computer literate that they should phone the number on the form and request that an enumerator visit in person. (there are computers available for public use in the census office)
      As it stands I assume that the census office will eventually send someone out in person , but that is not mentioned anywhere .

      For ‘overboard’ below .. Just call the number on the form . I had an issue and they were very helpful even though I didn’t get through on the first try.

  4. overboard says:

    Can’t get the password to work.

  5. Andrew says:

    Worked great for me…all done!

  6. PhD. says:

    Haven’t gotten anything in the mail yet…

    • Toodle-oo says:

      Don’t ask me how but I got mine over 4 weeks ago . My neighbors , who’s post box is 8″ above mine , got theirs at mid day today !