WILLEMSTAD - On April 24, 2020, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) launched a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on the socio-economic status of the population aged 15 years and older. This survey was distributed via text messages from Digicel and UTS and via the digital online platforms of the government of Curaçao and CBS.
The survey covered topics such as feelings about health and safety, job status and the provision of necessities of life. The questions on the topics, including those related to demographics, total 18.
The COVID-19 survey was opened a total of 113,476 times. Of those who opened the survey, 24,535 completed the questionnaire. Of these individuals, 56% were men and 44% were women. Due to the collection method used, these results are indicative only for people with internet access at home or via their mobile, and not for the general population.
Some of the main results are:
• Respondents generally rated their health as 8.0 on a scale of 1 to 10;
• 63.4% of the respondents (completely) agreed with the statement that they now feel as safe at home as before COVID-19;
• The number of jobseekers under the age of 15 - 65 is 18.1%. Of this group, 37.1% have been looking for work for longer than 6 months;
• 18.8% of the respondents indicated that they had declined in income. 74.3% of this group indicated that their primary source of income is from work or business;
• 84.3% of the respondents indicated that they can provide their family and themselves with food and drink.
Visit the homepage of the CBS website, www.cbs.cw for all the results of this survey.
CBS would like to thank all participants in this survey.