Tag: Economics and Statistics Office

Cost of living pain reflected in ESO report

Cost of living pain reflected in ESO report

| 30/03/2022 | 88 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office has released the cost of living statistics for 2021, which reflects the pain that everyone has been feeling with the soaring cost of living. While the average annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 3.3% across the whole year compared to 2021, that disguises the much greater impact inflation […]

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Census reveals 56% of workers not Caymanian

Census reveals 56% of workers not Caymanian

| 25/02/2022 | 159 Comments

(CNS): On Thursday evening the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) published the preliminary report of the 2021 Census, which revealed an estimated population of 69,656 living across 29,502 households. Just under 53% of those living here are Caymanian, and there has been an increase of around 6,300 people since 2010. The unemployment rate among local […]

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Imports reached record highs in mid-2021

Imports reached record highs in mid-2021

| 04/02/2022 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The total value of merchandise imports grew significantly in the second quarter of 2021 to $310.87 million, which means almost CI$100 million worth of more stuff was imported between April and June last year when compared to the same period in 2020. While much of that can be blamed on the impact of the […]

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Utilities fuel soaring cost of living

Utilities fuel soaring cost of living

| 20/12/2021 | 97 Comments

(CNS): The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 6.4% in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year as all twelve of the divisions assessed to measure inflation in the economy recorded increased prices. The new report from the Economics and Statistics Office also shows a spike from the 0.2% rise […]

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Census over 80% complete six weeks in

Census over 80% complete six weeks in

| 30/11/2021 | 28 Comments

(CNS): Having passed the six weeks mark, officials from the Economics and Statistics Office say that the fieldwork part of the Census 2021 is more than 80% complete and enumerators are doing their best to get to the remaining households that have not yet been counted. But the onus is also on members of the […]

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Census delayed to increase COVID safety

Census delayed to increase COVID safety

| 12/10/2021 | 72 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED: The national census, which should have been conducted last year, has been delayed again on Grand Cayman in order to deal with the issues surrounding the significant number of people currently in isolation as a result of SARS-CoV-2 community spread. While the count began as scheduled on Monday, 11 October, on Cayman Brac […]

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Census going ahead but more workers needed

Census going ahead but more workers needed

| 06/10/2021 | 89 Comments

(CNS): The Economics and Statistics Office is looking for 40 more census enumerators to work on Grand Cayman. Despite the community spread of the virus, the ESO is still going ahead with the national count, which was put off from last year. The work is for up to eight weeks and requires the counters to […]

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Inflation falls but people feeling price pain

Inflation falls but people feeling price pain

| 10/08/2021 | 63 Comments

(CNS): The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 1% in the first quarter of 2021 against the same three months in 2020, and while three of the twelve CPI divisions that are used to calculated inflation decreased, most people did not feel a drop in the cost of living this spring and continue to navigate […]

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Vaccine clinic reopens facing revised targets

Vaccine clinic reopens facing revised targets

| 17/06/2021 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Now that government has revealed that the previous population estimate was off by more than 6,000 people, the vaccine clinics, which reopened this morning offering second doses only, face the daunting task of getting shots in at least another 10,000 arms over the next few weeks. At a press briefing on Wednesday, the PACT […]

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Census to ask questions on food security

Census to ask questions on food security

| 31/05/2021 | 34 Comments

(CNS): What should have been Census 2020 was launched last week as Census 2021 after the national count last year was postponed because of the pandemic. It will now begin on 10 October and is expected to take around three months. The goal is to count every person in every household to enable government to […]

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Delayed census confirmed for October

Delayed census confirmed for October

| 18/05/2021 | 17 Comments

(CNS): The national census, which was postponed last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been confirmed for October of this year and is due to begin on 10 October. The Economics and Statistics Office is organising the official count of households in the Cayman Islands in cooperation with the multi-sectoral Census Advisory Committee. The official […]

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