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St. Helena government readies Population & housing census on 7 February

Sunday, January 31st 2016 - 12:22 UTC
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Census will capture the essential information on the pre-air access characteristics of the Island population to assist with services such as Health, Education and Housing. Census will capture the essential information on the pre-air access characteristics of the Island population to assist with services such as Health, Education and Housing.
For a comprehensive overview of the population overseas, St Helena is also conducting a ‘St Helenians Overseas Survey’ from 1st to the 14th February 2016 For a comprehensive overview of the population overseas, St Helena is also conducting a ‘St Helenians Overseas Survey’ from 1st to the 14th February 2016

St Helena Government is preparing for a Population and Housing Census on Sunday, 7th February 2016. The Census will capture the essential information on the pre-air access characteristics of the Island population to assist with the development of services such as Health, Education and Housing.

 For a comprehensive overview of the population on the Island and overseas, St Helena Government is also conducting a ‘St Helenians Overseas Survey’ from 1st to the 14th February 2016 and encouraging as many Saints living overseas to take part as possible.

All St Helenians living overseas, whether permanently or temporarily for work, holiday, or any other reason, would make a valuable contribution on the information collected about St Helena and the characteristics of its extended population.

Statistician and Census Supervisor, Paula McLeod, said: “St Helena needs to develop to meet the needs of the people on-Island and also to those who may be returning in the future. With the onset of air-access travel of Saints to and from St Helena will become much easier and more frequent. With the improved options and opportunities which will become available, it is expected that many people who are currently living and working overseas will find it easier to return…

“The Census will provide a snapshot of the Island but that is only half of the picture, we need to know about those people who are overseas and count themselves as Saints because they have as much to play in the Island’s development as those currently on Island. For these people to be properly represented in planning and decision making we need to have data which includes them.”

The St Helenians Overseas Survey is primarily an online survey. Anyone who wishes to participate needs to register at www.sainthelena.gov.sh/overseascensus where a unique link to the Census will be given, which can be used for themselves and other members of their immediate family with them overseas.

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  • Briton

    Is it big enough to put a base there,
    an RAF squadron for training purposes,

    royal marines for clifftop commando training, and undersea training,

    A naval out station, anything to bring in people, and money.
    just an idea.

    Jan 31st, 2016 - 08:35 pm 0
  • Islander1

    ST Helenean Govt- or rather their UK civil servants are in cuckooland - as they always have been. It will be NO easier for saints overseas to get home- still once a month from Ascension - the logical and cheapest place for all those who live and work in the UK- Ascension and Falklands. Yes quicker, 2 hrs instead of 2 days but no different really - and limited luggage and baggage unless you want to pay a lot.
    These civil servants have still not got the point that most Saints travel to the UK or Falklands or Ascension- not South Africa - at its a long and very expensive way home from UK or Falklands via South Africa!

    Feb 01st, 2016 - 09:01 pm 0
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