Census and Survey

National Bureau of Statistics

This Section is responsible for the execution of the Population and Housing Censuses and other household-based surveys.

The last Population & Housing Census was carried out in August 2010.

Another important household-based data collection exercise is the Household Budget Survey. The last survey was carried out over the period May 2006/July 2007. A new Household Budget Survey is currently underway and data collection started in January 2013. From such surveys, the spending patterns of households are established and the basket for measuring monthly price changes is drawn.

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) serves to take stock of employment, underemployment and unemployment in the country and also provides other labour market information such as changing trends in the demand for labour, as well as socio-economic characteristics of the labour force. The most recent Labour Force Survey was undertaken in 2011/2012. Results on key findings about the labour market can be consulted in the report posted on this website.

Other regular exercises include the continuous updating of geographical maps that are used to update sampling frames for inter-censal surveys.


The section also coordinates the collection and compilation of crime, justice and security statistics. This was an initiative under the General Data Dissemination Systems (GDDS) projects run in collaboration with the World Bank and the Department for International Development. The module that was developed is a system for Justice & Security Statistics.

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