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Country Profile of Netherlands Antilles

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
Web address
www.cbs.an
Position in the government
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) is a governmental organization, founded as a separate Bureau in 1976. At this moment the CBS is part of the Ministry of Economic and Social Affairs.
Organizational structure and finance
The CBS head office is in Curaçao, and branch offices in Bonaire and St. Maarten. It serves all the islands of the Netherlands Antilles: Bonaire, Curaçao, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba.
Main duties
To inform the community on her demographic and social-economic situation and the environment by means of statistical information. To accomplish this task the following products and services are offered:

o Regular surveys

o Regular publications and regular data collecting

o Special data requests from regular data collections

o Carry out third party surveys

o Assistance to third party surveys

o Expertise and technical assistance

o Courses

o Library

o Information services


Brief history and other relevant background information
Brief history and other relevant background information
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) was founded as a separate Bureau in 1976.


Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
Office of Land Registry, Island Civil Registry Offices
Public Health Service of Curaçao
Departments of Education
Central Bank


Data collection
Most recent population census
29 January 2001


Data dissemination
Main publications
Consumenten Prijsindexcijfer Curacao (In Dutch) Consumer Price index figures

Statistical Yearbook of the Netherlands Antilles 2001-2002

Consumenten Prijsindexcijfers Bonaire (In Dutch) (Consumer Price index figures)

De Huishoudsituatie van schoolgaande jongeren : Publicatiereeks Census 2001

Consumenten Prijsindexcijfer Sint Maarten (In Dutch) Consumer Price Index figures

Modus Statistisch Magazine

Statistical Orientation Netherlands Antilles

Leefsituatie in enkele achterstandsbuurten van Curaçao : historische achtergronden en statistische feiten

Huishoudens in de Nederlandse Antillen : publicatiereeks Census 2001

Bonaire Foreign Trade Statistics

Curaçao Foreign Trade Statistics

Censusatlas 2001 Curaçao, Nederlandse Antillen

First results of the 2003 Labour Force Survey of Curaçao (In Dutch)

Statistiek Bedrijven (In Dutch)

Recente Nationale Rekeningen: de economie van Bonaire, Curaçao en St.Maarten in 2002

The National Accounts according to the 1993 SNA defintions

First results of the 2003 Labour Force Survey Sint Maarten (In Dutch)

Fourth population and Housing Census Netherlands Antilles 2001 vol 1 and CD-Rom

Fourth population and Housing Census Netherlands Antilles 2001 vol 1 and 2

Geregistreerde misdrijven Griffie 1998/2000 (In Dutch)

Vacaturetelling 1998 (Job-vacancy survey)

Business Census 1998 (First results) (In Dutch)

Labour Force Survey of Bonaire in september 2002
Languages of main publications
Dutch, English
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?
Paper, CD Rom, website




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