Compendium of Statistics 2016 Released
The Cayman Islands’ Compendium of Statistics 2016 was released today by the Economics and Statistics Office. The Compendium is a comprehensive collection of statistics from various public and private sector data sources covering population, demographics, social and living conditions; the economy, finance and development; the environment; and information and communication technology.
Based on data from the Department of Education, the percentage of students attaining Level 2 passes in at least seven entries improved to 47.8% in 2016 as compared to 46.0% in 2015. However, the percentage of students with Level 2 passes in at least five entries (including English and Math) further decreased to 46.8% in 2016 relative to the 48.3% in 2015, although it was an improvement over the 23.9% in 2012, 35.9% in 2013, and 47.5% in 2014.
In social services, the total number of families who received assistance from the Needs Assessment Unit further decreased in FY2015/2016 to 1,805 compared to 1,994 in FY 2014/15.
In 2016, the total waste managed at the landfills increased sharply by 38.7 percent to reach 102,074 tons compared to the level in 2015. The total waste incinerated/managed during the year was 297 tons which comprised only 0.3 percent of total waste.
Among selected economic indicators included in the Compendium, new ships registration increased to 234 in 2016 from 210 in 2015, traced mainly to a sharp growth in pleasure yachts. Meanwhile, the volume of postal activity recovered sharply in 2016 as total mail reached 5.8 million following a reduction by 1.6 million in 2015. Incoming (foreign) mail recorded significant growth in 2016 while outgoing mails continued to dwindle.