Getting ready for Census 2020

ORANJESTAD - The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) recently announced that preparations are ongoing for the national population and residential count programmed to take place from October 1, 2020 until October 10, 2020. (CENSUS2020)

The Census will consist of about 1200 surveyors with the task to collect data about housing, health, education and labor and will visit all households in Aruba.            The census is an important instrument for each country. Public entities, private institutions, schools and any individual can make good use of the collected data to establish policy, planning, as well as to stay updated on the developments within the community of Aruba.

The success of the Census relies on the participation of the entire community and of the surveyors.  It is very important for those wanting to participate as surveyors to be trustful and capable individuals.

Application forms are available since June 3, 2019, by the CBS, to start with the surveyor application procedure for the Census 2020.

Application form

The Census 2020 will be digital and for this reason the CBS made the application also completely digital. Anyone interested in becoming a surveyor for the Census 2020 can fill out the application form online on or follow the link:

All candidates should meet the specified requirements:

  • Minimum 18 years of age;
  • Minimum MAVO degree;
  • Is able to work with tablet;
  • Should be available full time during the CENSUS2020 period.

The CBS is also organizing a test count during the first week of October 2019 to make sure everything is in place for the Census 2020. For this test, the CBS is looking for 75 surveyors. These 75 surveyors should also complete the application form online.

For more information, please contact the CBS during office hours, call 583-7433, or send email to

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