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Country Profile of Antigua and Barbuda

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Statistics Division
Web address
There is no website, but there are statistical reports on the government website:
http://www.ab.gov.ag/gov_v2/government/statsandreports/index.html
Position in the government
There is a Statistics Division in the Minister of Finance & Economy. The Information Center on the government website displays the main publications “Statistics and Reports.”

Organizational structure and finance
The Chief Statistician performs the duties of head of Statistics Division.
Main duties
The main duties are:
(a) to collect, compile, analyze, abstract and publish statistics portraying various aspects of the social, demographic and economic conditions of the people of Antigua and Barbuda;
(b) to compile and publish national income accounts and estimates of Antigua and Barbuda; and
(c) to carry out such censuses and surveys in relation to subjects listed in the Schedule hereto as may be necessary from time to time for the purposes of paragraphs (a) and (b) above.


Legal basis
Legal basis
The Statistics Division produces and disseminates data under the Statistics Act of 1975, which authorizes the ministry to conduct surveys on prices and production, and all other aspects of trade and commerce as deemed necessary. The confidentiality of reporters is guaranteed under the Act, which specifies duties, regulations, offences and penalty. Additionally, each statistical officer takes an oath of secrecy in the witness of a Magistrate. Notably, the Statistics Division has a high degree of independence in determining what, how, and when data and methodology are released, though this is not explicitly stated in the Act.


Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
Ministry of Finance, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB).


Data collection
Most recent population census
28 May 2001
Data confidentiality
Information collected through inquiries for statistical purposes may not be published in a manner which enables the identification of the cost of production, capital employed and profits arising in any particular undertaking or business or which discloses the affairs of an individual household or person.


Data dissemination
Release calendar (existence, when and how published)
All other data are released simultaneously to the public (on request or in publications). Press releases and the development of a web site are planned to improve the notion of simultaneous release.

The Statistics Division does not disseminate advance release calendars to the public.
Main publications
Antigua and Barbuda E-Readiness Business Survey Report, Antigua & Barbuda Household ICT Survey 2008, Arrivals by Air March 2008, Tourism Statistical Review April - June 2007, Cruise Ship Arrivals 2006, Complete Census Summary Report 2001,The 2005 Top One Hundred Students, 2005 Junior Secondary Exam Passes, 2005 Common Entrance Passes
Languages of main publications
English.
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?
Website.




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