This is the 15th Population Census conducted in St.Lucia, Previous censuses were held in 1843, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911, 1921, 1946, 1960, 1970, 1980, and 1991.
The reason for conducting a population and housing census is to collect, compile, evaluate, analyse and publish demographic, social and economic data at a specific time (May 2001) pertaining to all persons in the country.
Kind of Data
Census/enumeration data [cen]
Unit of Analysis
The basic units of analysis are individuals, households and enumeration districts.
Version 2.0. This version of the dataset is based on the data prepared in 2006 of the 2001 census.
Version 2.0 is further edited (fixing duplicated IDs) and documented (ref.SLC_CSO_PHC2001_v2.0).
This data set contains duplicate ID,some of which has been manually edited
The scope of the Population and Housing Census includes:
3. Population Characteristics
6. Birthplace and residence
7. Education and Training
8. Marital and Union Status
10. Economic Activity
12. Place where Census night was spent
income, property and investment/saving [1.5]
basic skills education [6.1]
compulsory and pre-school education [6.2]
post-compulsory education [6.5]
vocational education [6.7]
information society [7.2]
general health [8.4]
specific diseases and medical conditions [8.9]
family life and marriage [12.5]
The survey covered :
Persons living in private househols
Personsliving in non-private dwellings,group dwellings
Persons with no fixed place of abode (Socially displaced or homeless)
Persons including visitors and crew on vessels in port at the time of the census
Diplomatic personnel and their families present in the country at the time of the census
Persons living on offshore islands which are gepgraphically part of saint Lucia
Producers and sponsors
Central Statistics Office
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
Carribbean Community Secretariat
Ministry of Finance
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Confidentiality of respondents is guaranteed; the Statistics Act Chapter 17.12, Volume 19 of the revised laws of St. Lucia 2001 requires that all information collected from the census must be kept confidential. The Statutory instruments of the Census Regulation states that:
"Penalties. Enumerators, Supervisors and all other census employees are liable to prosecution under section 9 of the Ordinance for divulging information obtained during the conduct of the census."
Persons using this version of the dataset should use the following citation: "Central Statistics Office of St. Lucia, Population and Housing Census 2001, Version 2.0 (June 2008) of the dataset".
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.
DDI Document ID
Development Economics Data Group
Documentation of the DDI
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (September 2011)
This is a modified version of the DDI documented by Majella Louis (ref. DDI _SLC_CSO_PHC2001_v1.0).