Every year, the Saint Martin Community carries out the population census in partnership with the INSEE. Enumerators trained and officially mandated by the Community will present themselves to individuals, between 21 January and 27 February 2016, in order to carry out the annual census.
The census is a strong act on a territory, because it allows to know precisely the number of inhabitants and their characteristics, and on the other hand to define the participation of the state in the financing of the public policies of the community.
Enumerators will come to your home between 21 January and 27 February 2016, with an official card. They will provide you with all the necessary information and will provide you with the necessary support to complete the questionnaires concerning your accommodation and the people who occupy it. The community will also identify homeless people and people living in mobile homes. Be aware that your answers will be kept confidential; They will be handed over to the INSEE to establish strictly anonymous statistics, in accordance with the laws that protect your privacy.
This census operation is important for our territory because it will determine the number of people who live in Saint Martin, whatever their origin and their nationality. This figure of the population will be used in particular to determine the amount of certain budgetary allocations paid by the State to the Collectivity.
The census also provides statistical information on the age pyramid, family composition and housing stock. All this information is useful to your elected representatives to define public policies adapted to the territory (infrastructures, measures for the benefit of youth, the elderly, etc.).
For all these reasons, your participation in the census is essential, it is also made mandatory by law.
For further information, please consult the website www.le-recensement-et-moi.fr, Or contact the Census of the Community Department, at the Fort Louis Road, in Marigot.
I thank you in advance for the good reception you will give to your enumerator.
President Aline Hanson