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Census 2011 Preliminary Data Release - February 2, 2012

This 2010/2011 round of Population and Housing Census (Census 2011) was regionally coordinated as were the 1991 and 2001 censuses. Antigua and Barbuda benefited from technical assistance from the CARICOM Regional Statistics Programme (CRSP) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) which purchased equipment and software licenses used by the Census Office.
 
Census 2011 was different from previous censuses in two ways. Firstly, the 2011 Population and Housing Census captured both defacto and dejure counts whereas previous censuses captured the defacto count only. The defacto population includes only persons present in the country on Census Night. Secondly, Census 2011 utilised the post-Census Day enumeration as opposed to pre-Census Day enumeration as in the previous censuses. This preliminary data release is intended to bring to the attention of the general populace the demographics compiled from the visitation records used in the 351 enumeration districts throughout Antigua and Barbuda in Census 2011.
 
At present, the completed census questionnaires are being manually edited, scanned and electronically verified and coded in-house. Upon completion of these processes, the data will be analysed and the final report will be prepared.
 
The Census Office wishes to thank the census workers and the citizens, residents and visitors who cooperated during the enumeration process.
 
The Business Community is to be commended for the partnership role it played with the Census Office to sensitise the populace. We also wish to acknowledge, with thanks, the efforts of the media houses, Her Majesty’s Opposition, the various political and religious groups, and the non-governmental organisations that assisted the Census Office to promote Census 2011 as a national exercise.
 
Integral to the successful planning of the Census 2011 were the National Advisory Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee appointed by Cabinet. These committees comprised representatives of Government agencies, private sector organisations and non-governmental organisations. We are grateful to them for their invaluable support to this important venture.
 
The CARICOM Secretariat, through the Regional Census Coordinating mechanism, was a source of much needed technical support. This included training the local trainers/liaison officers and supervising the training of the Census supervisors and enumerators.
 
As in previous censuses, one of the most complex preparatory exercises was the mapping and listing exercise. Antigua and Barbuda utilised Geographic Information System (GIS) Technology in its mapping programme, the benefits of which will become evident when the Census data are produced geo-spatially for the first time. This means that data can be produced using geographic coordinates.
 
The core work of Census 2011 was the field enumeration, and the Census Office is satisfied that most census workers gave of their best to ensure that this phase of the programme was successfully completed.
The results presented in this preliminary data release represent information generated on the summary pages of the Census 2011 visitation record. Census 2011 questionnaires were not used to compile this report.
 
The Census Office encourages your comments as you peruse this document, and hopes that it would be found useful even at this early stage.

Full Census 2011 Preliminary Data Release - February 2, 2012