Minister On Population & Housing Census Report

May 4, 2018 | 3 Comments

Minister of Government Reform Lovitta Foggo provided additional information regarding the recently released 2016 Population and Housing Census Report in the House of Assembly today [May 4].

Minister Foggo said, “While the 2016 Census Report contains a vast array of information, it is not feasible to include every possible combination of questions and variations of response options to these questions in tables in a census report.

“Data users are encouraged to review the census questionnaire in Appendix B of the report as a guide to the information available from the 2016 Census. Customized tabulation requests can be fulfilled by the Department of Statistics to better meet users’ needs.

“The 2016 Census data can be used in a variety of ways. For example, the data can be used to substantiate claims made in research papers and reports, provide facts for general education and facilitate evidence-based decision making.”

Statistics Minister Staff Bermuda May 4 2018

“More specific possible uses include: assessing current and future resources to meet the needs of an ageing population, determining an ideal location to start a business based on an area’s demographics and identifying high-paying occupations held by large numbers of non-Bermudians as a guide to possible opportunities for qualified Bermudians. By no means are these examples exhaustive but illustrate just some of the ways that the 2016 Census data can be a valuable resource.

Mr. Speaker, the information contained within the report’s Technical Note is important in order to fully understand the data sets of the most recent two censuses. Additionally, users should note that since the 1980 Census, the intercensal period has been irregular with intervals of 11 years, 9 years, 10 years and 6 years, respectively. Users should take this into account when comparing census trends historically.”

The Minister’s full statement follows below:

Good morning Mr. Speaker,

I rise to share with the Members of this Honourable House and the people of Bermuda additional information regarding the recently released 2016 Population and Housing Census Report.

Mr. Speaker, while the 2016 Census Report contains a vast array of information, it is not feasible to include every possible combination of questions and variations of response options to these questions in tables in a census report. Data users are encouraged to review the census questionnaire in Appendix B of the report as a guide to the information available from the 2016 Census. Customized tabulation requests can be fulfilled by the Department of Statistics to better meet users’ needs.

Mr. Speaker, the 2016 Census data can be used in a variety of ways. For example, the data can be used to substantiate claims made in research papers and reports, provide facts for general education and facilitate evidence-based decision making. More specific possible uses include: assessing current and future resources to meet the needs of an ageing population, determining an ideal location to start a business based on an area’s demographics and identifying high-paying occupations held by large numbers of non-Bermudians as a guide to possible opportunities for qualified Bermudians. By no means are these examples exhaustive but illustrate just some of the ways that the 2016 Census data can be a valuable resource.

Mr. Speaker, the information contained within the report’s Technical Note is important in order to fully understand the data sets of the most recent two censuses. Additionally, users should note that since the 1980 Census, the intercensal period has been irregular with intervals of 11 years, 9 years, 10 years and 6 years, respectively. Users should take this into account when comparing census trends historically.

Mr. Speaker, I have submitted an electronic copy of the 2016 Population and Housing Census Report for distribution to Honourable Members and invite that Members review the Report and refer questions and/or information requests to technical officers at the Department of Statistics.

Mr. Speaker, I take this opportunity to extend thanks to the entire team at the Department, led by Director, Ms. Melinda Williams for the timely delivery of Report.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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  1. Mangani says:

    Where do we put our trash?
    It is piling up and rats are everywhere.
    Environmental protection should watch out for rat rabies ,deficant in water tanks, and food warehouses and docks…bubonic plague…Denge and yellow fever as a result too.
    Cleanliness effect pestilence.
    Perhaps we should train rats to use toilet paper.

  2. PANGAEA says:

    I just wonder if other countries can take advantage of the 2016 Population and Housing Census report?

    If the report help us, it must help them.

    Even reading between the lines is helpfull to them, especizlly when it comes to money.

    Do any copy right laws apply and do we have such regulation on our books?.

    Same goes for the Bermuda Governments budget.,that must go round the planet several times.

    It is amazing what an account can do by rubbing two pennies together.

  3. PANGAEA says:

    There are many saying relating to wisdom !

    ” Only tell people that which you want them to know”.

    ” Put your brain into gear before your mouth.”

    ” Mistakes cost money.”

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