Jamaicans looking to earn a temporary income are invited to apply to become enumerators and supervisors for the 2022 Population and Housing Census.
The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) has indicated that recruitment is to begin on Sunday March 13 and end on Sunday April 3, 2022. The institute is seeking to recruit 8,000 enumerators from all parishes for the census collection exercise. data which is expected to start in September.
STATIN’s director of corporate communications, Georgia Garvey-Green, said applications will only be accepted online. The application form is available on the STTIN website at www.statinja.gov.jm/
Garvey-Green said people 18 and older who have reached high school or who have worked with STATIN on previous surveys are eligible to apply.
“You can see it as you help your community and help the government and STATIN understand the demographics of your community so the data can be available to make informed decisions not just by government but by individuals, the world of business and civil society organizations,” she said.
The communications manager stressed that being a census worker is a “paid job” that allows people to choose whether they want to collect the data in the afternoons or on weekends.
“People who are employed or unemployed can therefore apply…they can do it part-time and they can set the times, in conjunction with their supervisors, that they go out and collect the data,” he said. -she adds.
Data collection is expected to end in December 2022, after which the information is to be compiled, analyzed and a census report produced.
The exercise is normally carried out 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 is intended to count everyone in the country.
The 15th Population and Housing Census was originally scheduled for 2021, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The last census was carried out in 2011.