Vital statistics constitute the collection of statistics on vital events in a life-time of a person as well as relevant characteristics of the events themselves and of the person and persons concerned. Vital Statistics provide crucial and critical information on the population in a country (UN Principles and Recommendations for a Vital Statistics System, 2014).
The Central Statistical Office publishes Vital Statistics which comprises of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Divorces. These statistics are only possible when documents are received from the responsible Department/(s); Registrar General’s Department, Ministry of Health and the Family Court. The Central Statistical Office services data users by editing, coding and computer processing these documents before the statistical report can be prepared. While some Departments submit their completed return on time, some do not comply, causing delays in the receipt and compilation of the data.
The Central Statistical Office gratefully acknowledges the assistance and co-operation of all Departments in furnishing the basic information to produce these Vital Statistics.