To produce efficiently and with minimum burden on respondents high-quality statistics that are relevant, reliable and comparable, and to disseminate them in an impartial, independent and timely manner, making them available simultaneously to all users.
The National Statistics Office came into being in March 1947. However official statistics had been compiled and published for a long time before . In 1872, an official publication called The Malta Blue Book featured a statistical view of Malta and its Dependencies for the past ten years – 1863 to 1872 - covering the relevant time series for population, education, finance, sale of public sites, imports, exports and shipping. One of the first volumes of The Blue Book of the Colony of Malta was published in 1851, and comprised, among other things, a statistical abstract on population emanating from the 1842 Census.
The National Statistics Office (NSO) is the executive arm of the Malta Statistics Authority. It is responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis and publication of a wide range of statistical information and related matters. This does not prevent other government departments or institutions from collecting their own statistical data for internal purposes.
All information supplied to the National Statistics Office is treated as strictly confidential. This information is used solely in the compilation of statistical reports. No information on individual returns can be given to any external public or private entity.
The National Statistics Office is governed by the Malta Statistics Authority Act, 2000.
National Statistics Office
Valletta VLT 2000
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