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2019 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey



Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS)


The Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, Minister of Planning and Development is announcing to the public that the Central Statistical Office (CSO) has been approved by the Cabinet of T&T to conduct the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).  This survey is very important as it will provide internationally comparable, statistically rigorous data on the situation of children, adolescents, women and households in Trinidad and Tobago. One of the objectives of the MICS is to allow for the identification of inequities and disparities which informs policy-making aimed at social inclusion of the most vulnerable in our society.  This data will also help monitor Trinidad and Tobago’s progress in achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals through T&T’s National Development Strategy (Vision 2030).MICS is a household survey implemented by countries under a programme developed by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).



The 2019 MICS is a nationally representative survey with coverage across all five Regional Health Authorities in Trinidad and Tobago. It will collect disaggregated data for the identification of inequities and disparities, on the most vulnerable in our society.

Your household may be randomly selected as one of the 7200 households that will be surveyed across the country.



The following questionnaires may be administered to your household:

  1. Household Questionnaire
  2. Questionnaire for Individual Women
  3. Questionnaire for Children  Age 5-17
  4. Questionnaire for Children Under Five
  5. Water Quality Testing Questionnaire


If your household is selected for the survey, experienced field interviewers will visit your address and conduct the interviews.



  • Household characteristics
  • Education 
  • Water and sanitation facilities 
  • Social Transfers
  • Household Energy Use
  • Hand washing
  • Salt iodization
  • Maternal and Newborn Health
  • Child Mortality
  • Desire for last birth
  • Contraception / Unmet needs
  • Knowledge about HIV/AIDS
  • Marriage/Union
  • Fertility/Birth History
  • Child Discipline
  • Child Functioning


Some of the data collected from previous surveys include:


Percentage of the population using an improved sources of drinking water (piped water, public tap/standpipe, protected spring, rain water collection)

2006:  96.4% of the population

2011:  98.7% of the population

2019: ??


Under 5 mortality rate

2006:  35 deaths per 1000 live births

2011:  36 deaths per 1000 live births

2019:  ??


Percentage of women 15 to 49 years who had a child in the last two years, who received antenatal care by a skilled health personnel

2006:  95.7%

2011:  95.1%

2019:  ??


Percentage of children age 36-59 months are currently attending early childhood care and education programmes

2006:  74.7%

2011:  84.5%

2019:  ??



Data collection for the MICS will take place over a period of eleven months, from February - December 2019.



The success of the survey and the quality of the resulting data is largely dependent on the cooperation of citizens who fall within the survey sample.

The Central Statistical Office respectfully requests your cooperation, time and patience as we try to obtain crucial data which can be used to improve our country’s socioeconomic policies and the nation’s future.



All information provided by respondents will be treated with the strictest confidence in accordance with the Statistics Act.

It is unlawful for any field interviewer or person engaged in survey work to make unauthorized disclosures of information to any individual or organization.

Look for the field interviewer’s authorized CSO ID card.



Central Statistical Office

Census and Surveys Unit

Address: #30 Park Street, Port of Spain

Phone: 624-7001 ext. 226

Website: www.cso.gov.tt

                                                    Email: censusandsurveys@statistics.gov.tt


Phone: (868) 624-7001 Ext. 243; Fax: (868) 625-9726
Website: www.cso.gov.tt

Download Date: July 18, 2019