Conducting a Population Census is far from easy. During just 1 week, all households on Aruba must be visited. Individual questionnaires have to be filled in for each and every individual living on Aruba. Each census enumerator will have to visit 50 addresses during the week of Census and their time is precious. Therefore, the Central Bureau of Statistics is asking for the cooperation of all households on Aruba to help speed up the enumeration process. You can contribute in many ways:

  • When an enumerator arrives at your doorstep, before answering any questions or inviting the person into your home, ask the person for his/her official Census identification badge. All enumerators must have an official identification badge with the Census 2020 logo, the signature of the director of the CBS and a picture of the enumerator. In case you are still not sure, ask the enumerator for a telephone number you can call for more information or get in touch directly with the CBS-Census team on telephone number: 5247433.
  • Answer all questions in a correct and concise manner.
  • If it is not possible for you to attend an enumerator the first time he or she visits your home, please make an appointment with him or her. Please make sure you and the other household members are at home on the scheduled day and time.
  • The enumerator could ask questions you cannot answer immediately. Therefore, prepare yourself beforehand. For instance:
    • If you have forgotten the year you were married or divorced, look it up.
    • Check your diploma if you do not remember the year you finished your studies.
    • During the Census, the enumerator will ask for the size of your home (in square meters). If you do not know the answer to this question, try to measure your living quarters. This also applies to the plot on which the living quarter is situated.
    • During the Census, the enumerator will ask for your gross salary. If you do not know it, check your pay-slip.