Statistics and Information on statistical development and initiatives in the Trinidad and Tobago.

The Statistics in Focus series is a product of the Ministry of Planning and Development, the CSO and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The CARICOM Regional Census Coordinating Committee

By Editorial Staff | September 30, 2021

In 1973, the Treaty of Chaguaramas resulted in the establishment of the long-awaited vehicle for regional integration and cooperation, dubbed the Caribbean Community and Common …

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Introducing Cutting Edge Technology into the Trinidad and Tobago Census

By Editorial Staff | June 24, 2021

A Population and Housing Census is usually the single largest data collection exercise conducted by a country’s National Statistical Office. Traditional data capture methods involve …

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Using Official Statistics to Improve National Security – International Classification of Crime for Statistical Purposes (ICCS)

By Editorial Staff | June 10, 2021

Official crime statistics are primarily derived from data collected from crimes reported to the police. It is one of the ways in which a country’s levels …

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Official Statistics and Vulnerable Groups in Trinidad and Tobago

By Editorial Staff | May 28, 2021

Vulnerable groups are defined as those groups or communities which experience social exclusion, discrimination, inequality and marginalization. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are founded on …

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International Organisations and the Central Statistical Office – Part II

By Editorial Staff | April 29, 2021

In 2016, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago approved the transformation of the Central Statistical Office (CSO) into the National Statistical Institute of Trinidad and …

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International Organisations and the Central Statistical Office – Part I

By Editorial Staff | April 8, 2021

The Central Statistical Office (CSO) is tasked with data collection, analysis and dissemination in Trinidad and Tobago. These official statistics provide detailed qualitative data that …

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How does the United Nations Fundamental Principles of Statistics Affect You?

By Editorial Staff | March 25, 2021

“Official statistics provide an indispensable element in the information system of a democratic society, serving the government, the economy and the public with data about …

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The Economic Census in Tobago

By Editorial Staff | March 11, 2021

Mr. Sean O’Brien, Director of Statistics, Central Statistical Office (CSO) – in a speech given at the commemoration of the 2019 Caribbean Statistics Day observed …

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Measuring Poverty in Trinidad and Tobago – A Statistical Approach

By Editorial Staff | February 11, 2021

More than 700 million people across the world live in extreme poverty according to a United Nations (UN) report in 2015. The international poverty line …

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