The 2010 Population and Housing Census was scheduled to be conducted during the period May 16th to June 30th 2010. However, on April 8th 2010 Parliament was dissolved and a General Election was called on May 24th 2010. Consequently the Census Order and Census Regulations which give the legal authority to conduct the census was deferred.
The new Census date of January 9th 2011 was set by the Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs.
The 2011 Population and Housing Census is now scheduled to be conducted during the period January 9th to February 20th 2011.