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Census 2012 will be conducted as part of the United Nations 2010 round of global population and housing censuses.
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2012 POPULATION & HOUSING CENSUS UPDATE
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, September 28, 2016: The Bureau of Statistics today announced its publication on Monday 26 September, 2016 of Compendium Three (3), further detailing the findings of the 2012 Census.
In accordance with its commitment to disseminate four (4) Compendiums in 2016 Monday’s dissemination of the third Compendium has brought the Bureau closer to achieving its self-imposed deadline. The focus of this Compendium was the Economic Activity profile of the Census. Economic Activity focuses on the Labour Force component of the population profile, that is, the size and composition of the Labour Force, the level of employment and unemployment, types of economic activities undertaken within the economy and many other areas of interest.
The findings of the 2012 Census puts Guyana’s unemployment rate at 12.5 percent. When further disaggregated by gender the unemployment rate for males was recorded as 10.6 percent and females 16.7 percent. Prior to the Census, the most recent unemployment rate was 10.7 percent from the 2006 Household Budget Survey (HBS), an intercensal survey.
Guyana has not executed a Labour Force Survey in recent times. In all instances of executing a nation-wide Survey, Cabinet Approval has to be first given and requisite funding approved and disbursed. As a consequence and as a second-best approach labour force data has been sourced from intercensal Household Budget Surveys or Censuses since the Census of 1991. Every Census and National Survey has therefore carried an economic activity module which has allowed on-going estimates and generation of key indicators on the Labour Force at intermittent periods over the past twenty-five years. Recent media reports stating there has been no Labour Force data in the longest while and unemployment figures have been kept a secret are distinctly less than accurate.
However, steps are now in place to change and significantly improve this current dispensation by having a quarterly Labour Force Survey which will commence in 2017. The Survey Department of the Bureau of Statistics with technical support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is currently in preparatory mode to execute this survey which as earlier indicated has not been done in Guyana, as a unique subject-matter survey for more than two (2) decades.
At this juncture we at the Bureau of Statistics is asking the public to cooperate with our personnel during this exercise which will be on-going, to assist in achieving reliable and timely labour force data in the interest of planning for the development of the country’s labour force which includes all of us.
The Compendiums are available for free download from the Bureau’s website http://www.statisticsguyana.gov.gy like the previous two (2) Compendiums and the final one to follow, this Third Compendium is the Bureau’s on-going contribution to public knowledge and the facilitation of evidence-based decision-making at all levels.
See Bureau of Statistics website: www.statisticsguyana.gov.gy for the final results, Compendium 1 (National Population Trends) and Compendium 2 (Population Composition)
The final census count has been adjusted downwards by 929 persons from the preliminary count, a difference of 0.12 percent. This difference is insignificant and within acceptable limits according to demographic standards. The detail of the adjustment will be included in the roll out of the analysis which will be disseminated shortly starting with the National Population Trends:National Size and Growth.
Guyana, once again is observing CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAY Today October 15, 2015 and WORLD STATISTICS DAY on October 20, 2015, with a range of activities at 57 High Street, Kingston. Check our website for more information. #CaribbeanStatisticsDay
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GENDER DISTRIBUTION IN URBAN AREAS: In general, the gender distribution of the urban population for census 2012 shows a low s*x ratio,that is, smaller number of males relative to females. This pattern was similar for all the urban townships, except Anna Regina, which shows a high s*x ratio of 101 males for every 100 females.
FAST FACT: The national average household size has decreased from about 4.1 persons per household in 2002 to 3.6 persons per household in the 2012 census.
FAST FACT: Guyana's Coastal population for Census 2012 is 666,261 persons. This count shows greater proportion of Guyana's population is still concentrated within the Coastal Regions. There have been trends of the Coastal population gradually declining since the highest peak was recorded during the 1980 census.
2012 POPULATION & HOUSING CENSUS UPDATE
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA, JULY 16, 2015: The Bureau of Statistics today announced that its self-imposed time frame for completion of the detailed Census analysis could not be met.
At the launch of the Preliminary Report June 2014, the Bureau had indicated an expectation of another year for full completion (June 2015). However, due to a number of logistical challenges this did not materialise.
The Bureau’s policy intention was to complete the Census Analysis within a period of three (3) years from Census day, thus significantly improving on the five (5) year time span taken for the results of the 2002 Census to become available.
We are still within the three (3) year self-imposed time frame since Census day 2012, and are in the process of finalizing our data dissemination plan to respond to the most frequently demanded set of data such as the ethnic composition of the nation, still prevailing most, followed by interest in the age-structure, the quantum and components of the foreign-born population, the gender distribution of the population and the economic activity and Labour Force profile of the population.
Chief Statistician, Mr. Lennox Benjamin, said that “the Bureau is well aware of the national interest that is engendered in the results of a Population and Housing Census, however, in the face of considerable challenges the Bureau opted for accuracy and credibility over the pressures of time.”
Guyana Population and Housing Census 2012. Download the Preliminary Report from our website www.statisticsguyana.gov.gy
FAST FACT: Females slightly outnumbered males in the 2012 census. There were 372,547 Males and 375,337 Females, thus giving an estimated s*x ratio of 99 Males per every 100 Females in the 2012 Census.
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FAST FACT: Guyana Population and Housing Census 2012 reported that occupancy of dwelling units was reported very high for all ten (10) administrative regions. This substantial increase in the level of occupancy indicates a simultaneous decline in the number of vacant and closed dwelling units.
FAST FACT: Population Density remained relatively constant over the three decades, about 3.4 to 3.5 persons per square kilometer.
FAST FACT: The urban average household size was reported as 3.8 persons per household in 2002 but by 2012 census, it had dropped to 3.3 persons per household.
BUILDING STOCKS: At the regional level, the regions with the highest concentration of population had also recorded the largest proportion of the building stocks. Region 4 accounted for 39.4 percent of the buildings and Region 3 and 6 with marginal differences of 16.3 and 16.2 respectively.
FAST FACT: The highest average household size when combined, was recorded in the Hinterland Regions (Regions 1,7,8 and 9) which yielded an estimated 4.7 persons per household, down by an absolute 0.7 person when compared to the 2002 census result.
POPULATION DENSITY: Demerara-Mahaica (Region 4), in which the capital city Georgetown is located, has the highest density of about 140.4 persons per square kilometer followed by Region 3 and 5 with 28.6 and 11.9 persons per square kilometer respectively.
FAST FACT: The fastest growing region is Region 9, with a 2.5 percent growth rate per annum, while the lowest growth was recorded in Region 6 with an estimated negative growth of -1.2 percent per annum.
Regional Growth Rate and Change, Guyana; 1980-2012
FAST FACT: Distribution by townships shows that about two-thirds (61.7 percent) of the urban population is clustered in the capital city Georgetown, and its suburbs. The next in rank was Linden in Region 10, with a size of 27,277 currently, down from 29,232 ten years ago.
FAST FACT: In the Hinterland Regions, only Region 1 has a little more than 1 person per square kilometre. The remaining three Hinterland Regions can be described as having less than one person per square kilometre.
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DISTRIBUTION OF HOUSEHOLDS: For the 2012 census, it is recorded as 210,124 households inclusive of 4,732 households that were not available for interview. This represents an overall increase of 40.3 percent compared to what is was about 32 years ago (1980 census).
GENDER DISTRIBUTION IN URBAN AREAS: In general, the gender distribution of the urban population for census 2012 shows a low s*x ratio,that is, smaller number of males relative to females. This pattern was similar for all the urban
townships, except Anna Regina, which shows a high s*x ratio of 101 males for every 100 females.
Regional Population Distribution, Guyana: 2012
REGIONAL POPULATION DISTRIBUTION: The Coastland regions which include the capital city comprise the higher percentage of the population(89.1 percent). The population of the hinterland regions, comprising more than two thirds of the land area, continued to grow, but even so now constitutes only 10.9 percent of the total population.
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