Demographic and Vital Statistics Division


This division is responsible for the timely production of demographic and vital statistics from decennial Population and Housing Census, Inter-censal Demographic Survey and Vital Statistics.

Main indicators produced are the:


Population size, age and sex composition, growth rate, sex ratio, population density, , marital status, citizenship, main language spoken at home, average household size, head of household by sex, literacy rate, school attendance, school-age enrolment rate, employment rate and unemployment rate, orphanhood, disability, fertility and mortality rates, internal migration, economically active and economically inactive population, sources of water , toilet facility, source of energy for cooking/heating and lighting, source of household income and own agriculture activities.

Currently the division does not compile vital statistics from the civil registration because the system is under creation but estimates on vital statistics are made from censuses and surveys data.