Those participating in the 2010 Cayman Islands Census exercise, including nearly 100 census workers, received thanks recently during a pleasant evening of camaraderie.
Governor Duncan Taylor presented certificates of appreciation to mark the efforts of participants in the census exercise, which included the actual count from 10 October to 16 December, 2010.
The Governor and Marie-Beatrice Taylor recently hosted the Economics and Statistics Office-organised reception on Government House lawns.
Emphasising a census is critical to developing good policy, Governor Taylor said the 2010 census-generated fact that 135 different nationalities live in harmony in the Cayman Islands should evoke pride and be viewed as a model.
“The data collected by the exemplary census, which was carried out very professionally, will be viewed in detail soon,” Mr. Taylor said.
ESO Director Maria Zingapan said the detailed census report would be posted on the website www.eso.ky following its release in the Legislative Assembly. Without all participants’ work and extensive publicity, the census would not have run as smoothly, she said.
Ms Zingapan hoped the details, once released, would be used to inform decision-making in the public and private sectors, making the data relevant to everyday life in the Cayman Islands.