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Updated: 02-Sept.2019

Demography, Social & Vital Statistics Department                   back

This department is responsible for producing Social and Demographic Statistics and its activities include the following:
Compilation of vital statistics (births, deaths and marriages) using data collected from General Registrar's Office (GRO). Annual birth, death and marriage rates are computed.
Compilation of health statistics using data from the Ministry of Health. These include immunization, chronic illness, reproduction, nutrition and child survival and development.
Compilation of education statistics using data from the Ministry of Education's Education Digest.
Compilation of migration statistics using data entered from passengers' Embarkation / Disembarkation (E/D) cards - made available to the Bureau by the immigration department.
Generation of Population and other demographic data.
Compilation of Labour force statistics and calculation of employment rates using data from household surveys undertaken by BoS periodically.

Please refer to the Demography Section in the Statistical Bulletin for publications by this Department. Below are two extracted tables from the Bulletin.
Downloads available here Estimated end of Year Population
                              Deaths by Gender and Region

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Guyana at a Glance

Population 746,955  (Census 2012)
Size 214,970 square km
Location Between 1o & 9o  North Latitude and 57o & 61o West Longitude
Time Zone GMT - 04:00
Currency Guyana Dollar (G$)
Per capita GDP 2016 at basic prices US$3,883.00
Nominal GDP 2016 G$723,581  million
Real GDP 2016 G$442,254  million
Inflation Rate

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