The Secretary of State for Population and Human Development, Laurent Beaugé, explained that this step makes it possible to have a better estimate of the number of Haitian citizens, and the idea will be material to the National Identification Office.
He continued that an estimate of the demographic distribution of Haiti’s population shows that in 2030, 64 percent of the population will be very young, with an average age of 26 years.
The population will be very active, with the potential to become a developing country and be part of the best countries with a good economy in the Caribbean, the official emphasized.
“In 2030, the demographic distribution of age groups shows 22.9 percent of people under 15 years old, 18 from 15 to 24 years old, 46.7 of individuals from 25 to 64 years old, and six percent of citizens who are aged 65 and over, with an average age of 26 years,” said Beaugé.
He advocates for better exploitation of the active population to use its potential to create wealth that is useful for citizens in their old age.
Beaugé emphasizes the important role of the media in disseminating information that helps to manage, organize, and build institutions and infrastructure that can receive and serve members of the demographic transition population.
He recalled the importance of surveys, census, and marital status data in demographic evaluation and distribution, which allow citizens to be counted, knowing their places of residence, to classify each citizen according to their sex, their group of age, marital status, activity, etc.
The official regretted that 25 percent of the population does not have a legal administrative identity.
This has serious effects on the development of the country because it leads to anarchic development, said Beaugé, who announced that a census will be carried out in the Antillean country but did not specify the exact date.