Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the role of the CARICOM Secretariat in the conduct of Population and Housing Censuses?
    • The Regional Statistical Programme (RSP) of the CARICOM Secretariat coordinates the regional strategy, convenes the RCCC meetings, implements census activities through regional support or providing in-country technical support for the national census activities

  • When was the Regional Census Coordinating Committee established?
    • The Ninth Meeting of the Commonwealth Caribbean Government Statisticians in September 1976 recommended that the CARICOM Secretariat and the Council of Ministers establish a Regional Census Coordinating Committee (RCCC).

  • What is the role of the RCCC?
    • The RCCC provides advice for the planning and conduct of the censuses and ensures a coordinated approach by participating countries in the taking of their censuses, and is chaired on a rotational basis by the Director of Statistics of Member States. The RCCC reports to the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS) and plays a critical role in the coordinated approach to census-taking.

  • When was a Regional Census Strategy developed?
    • A Regional Census Strategy was prepared to support the census-taking in countries in 1980 and this approach has continued in 1990, 2000, 2010 and now 2020.