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Country Profile of Nauru

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Nauru Bureau of Statistics
Web address
Position in the government
The Nauru Bureau of Statistics is located in the Ministry of Finance.
Organizational structure and finance
We have a small office currently with three (3) permanent staff.
Main duties
The bureau is responsible for collecting, compiling and reporting of statistical information to local authorities, researchers and the public who are in need of this information for their purposes.

1. To constitute the central statistical authority for the Republic of Nauru
2. To collect, compile, analyse and disseminate statistics and related information
3. To ensure coordination of the operation of the official bodies and others in the collection, compilation and dissemination of statistics and related information
4. To formulate, and ensure compliance with standards, for the carrying out by official bodies of operations for statistical purposes
5. To provide advice and assistance in relation to statistics, and
6. To liaise between Nauru and other countries and international organisations in relation to statistical matters

Legal basis
Legal basis
Statistics Act (No.10 of 1992)

Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
Nauru Department of Education
Department of Finance

Data collection
Most recent population census
September 2002
Access to administrative data
The Bureau is able to obtain administrative data from the departments of Finance and Education and will be expanding this approach to other departments.

Data dissemination
Main publications
Nauru Demographic and Health Survey
Nauru 2006 HIES report
Nauru NCD Risk Factors
2002 Census of Population and Housing
Demographic Profile of the Republic of Nauru: 1992 – 2002
Languages of main publications
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?

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