HAVANA TIMES — On Wednesday, 1,500 census offices will open across Cuba, where for three months preparation will be underway for conducting, implementing and monitoring the national survey, to be carried out from September 15 to 24.
According to preliminary projections by the National Bureau of Statistics, a 0.7 percent decline is expected in the country’s current population of 11.2 million people by the end of this decade.
The Prensa Latina news agency recalled that previous population declines were in recorded in 1899, after the end of the war of independence, and in 1980, when more than 125,000 nationals immigrated to the US.
In addition to studying the trends in the declining and aging population, data will be updated on the status and lingering deficiencies of housing in the wake of three hurricanes that pounded the country in 2008. These affected one million of the existing 3.9 million living units across the country.