Editing population and housing census data

CARICOM Regional Workshop on Population and Housing Census Data Editing will be held in St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda from 6-11 December

DESA Statistics Division is organizing a regional workshop on census data editing in collaboration with the CARICOM Secretariat to develop the capacities of the staff of National Statistical Offices of the CARICOM member countries with the techniques and procedures used in editing population and housing census data.

The training will develop a set of standard census data edit, which can then be customized and used as reference of good practices by countries. The standard census edits developed at the workshop will also be posted on the Statistics Division website for other countries to adopt as needed.

The expected outputs of the Workshop are: enhancement of the requisite data editing skills using the CSPro software; improved knowledge-base in census data editing; improved capabilities to customize and use the standard census data edits; and strengthened capacity in general, in producing better quality census data and specifically greater timeliness in the dissemination of this data for decision-making. The workshop is timely as most of the CARICOM member countries will conduct their censuses in 2010 and 2011.

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