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Statistics Week

The Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) will be celebrating the second annual Statistics Week from 31 January to 6 February 2010.

The Statistics Week was launched last year to foster greater understanding of how statistics are produced, and to promote their wider use in the local community, particularly among students.

The week will begin with a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, 31 January at First Baptist Church, George Town at 10.30 am.

The theme for this year is "2010 Census, Everyone Counts" in view of the upcoming Census of Population and Housing of the Cayman Islands. The Census is tentatively scheduled to start in October 2010.

This year's Statistics Week signals the start of the campaign of raising the community's awareness of Census 2010 and its uses, and to encourage their support for Census 2010. It is also meant to pave the way for the official launch of the Census sometime in March 2010.

The key activities during the Week include presentations of "The Census and You" to over 300 students in Grades 9 - 12 in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac, and target students of the University College of the Cayman Islands.

The objective of these presentations is to sensitize students on the Census, the process and how the data collected can be used for analytical purposes.