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Sep 28, 2022

What’s Happening with the 2022 Census?

The 2022 census was launched earlier this year and since May, the Statistical Institute of Belize data collectors have been deployed across the country to gather pertinent information from all households. Today, Acting Census and Survey Manager Tanisha Chavarria gave the media an update on the process, saying that they have already wrapped up in certain areas of the country.


Tanisha Chavarria

Tanisha Chavarria, Acting Census & Surveys Manager, S.I.B.

“Data collection is still ongoing in some regions in the country, in particular, Belize District, San Pedro and Stann Creek and in the city of Belmopan. The other regions, they have already wrapped up data collection, though data collection did get extended in these areas as well. This is mainly due to the challenges that the S.I.B. has been experiencing with staffing and that is having enough staff to complete the data collection in the anticipated ten weeks time and also due to dropouts that we have been experiencing. Nevertheless, we have completed data collection in Corozal, Orange Walk, San Ignacio and surrounding areas, as well as Toledo.”


The deadline to wrap up data collection for Stann Creek, San Pedro and Belmopan is at the end of October and in Belize City, where the most challenge is with staffing, that is expected to conclude by mid-November. After collection, the data will be processed and verified and preliminary results will be released by June 2023.

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