Address: 7 Cecelio Avenue, Kingston 10
Telephone: (876) 630-1600
Fax: (876) 926-1138
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The Statistical Institute of Jamaica was established under the Statistics (Amendment) Act 1984 on April 9, 1984. The Institute has been invested with all the powers formerly vested in the Department of Statistics and previously the Bureau of Statistics (which came into existence in 1946) along with other powers.

The main functions of the Institute are:

  1. To collect, compile, analyze, abstract and publish statistical information in relation to commercial, industrial, social, economic and general activities and condition of the people;

  2. To collaborate with public agencies in the collection, compilation and publication of statistical information including information derived from the activities of such agencies;

  3. To take any census in Jamaica; and

  4. To promote and develop integrated social and economic statistics pertaining to Jamaica; and 

  5. To co-ordinate programmes for the integration of such statistics.

  1. Library and Information Services. Users who want to consult STATIN'S reports may do so at our library located at 7 Cecelio Ave., Kingston 10. A photocopy service is available at a nominal charge for persons who do not require the entire selected pages from publications. Copies of reports from the United Nations and its specialized agencies as well as Reports from other Caricom Countries are also available in the Library.

  2. Research. Researches for unpublished information that is available can be undertaken at a cost. All requests for such information outlined below can be made to the Communications and Marketing Division at 7 Cecelio Ave., Kingston 10.

  3. Trade Data. Unpublished external trade information is available in-house at the Institute. This data can be obtained on a monthly or annual basis.

  4. Consumer Prices. Retail prices collected for a selection or basket of goods and services are available in unpublished format on a monthly and annual basis of the regions: ‘Kingston Metropolitan Area’, ‘Rural Area’ as well as the ‘Other Towns’.

  5. Population and Housing Data.  Unpublished information from the 1991 Census is available. This includesinformation on Population Characteristics and Housing and Household Characteristics at the enumeration district, special areas, and constituency, parish and country levels.

  6. Annual National Accounts Data.  National Accounts data can be made available at a lower level of disaggregation than is published.

  7. Survey. The Surveys Division is organized to provide survey services not only to Central Government but also to the wider society, at a reasonable cost. There is in place a cadre of interviewers that cover the entire island. In addition STATIN is equipped with the expertise in sampling methodology, questionnaire design and data analysis.

  8. Cartographic. The Cartographic Unit prepares maps and descriptions of small geographic areas essential to the proper conduct of sample surveys.

  9. Data Processing.  The Institute’s Computer System Division offers data processing services to the public. These include: data entry, word processing and systems design and development of application programmes for the purposes of producing reports. 

  10. Printing.  The Institute's printery offers services to the general public at competitive prices. All enquires should be made to the Communications and Marketing Division at 7 Cecelio Ave., Kingston 10.

Ms. Sonia Jackson
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Statistical Institute Of Jamaica (STATIN)
Government of Jamaica