Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
Position in the government
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) is a government department that resorts under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) is the institution officially assigned with the collection, processing and publication of socially relevant statistics in different areas. Before the Status Aparte in 1986, CBS Aruba was a branch of the central office of the Netherlands Antilles located in Curaçao and was only engaged in the collection of data. Nowadays, the CBS is able to provide data on, for example, price indices, international trade, the economy, population, labor force and education.
Most recent population census
14 October 2000
Access to administrative data
For its statistical information, the CBS makes use of two data sources: readily available administrative information from external data files, in addition to data collected from surveys conducted among residents and organizations.
It is important to note that the data collected by the CBS, by whatever means, are extremely confidential.