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Compendium of Statistics 2018 Released

Compendium of Statistics 2018 Released

The Cayman Islands’ Compendium of Statistics 2018 released by the Economics and Statistics Office 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.  

In social services, the total number of families who received assistance from the Needs Assessment Unit increased in FY2017/2018 to 2,059 compared to 2,049 in FY 2016/17, but still lower than 2,493 in FY 2013/14.  Families assisted with pre-school fees increased while assistance with rent, utilities, and burial expenses was lower during the period.

The number of persons receiving poor relief increased to 1,051, up by 5.2 percent. However, assistance with school lunches, school uniforms, indigent medical care, optical care, and clothing declined relative to the previous financial year.

In environmental health, the total waste managed at the landfills recorded was 106,673 tons. The total waste incinerated during the year was 729 tons, this was higher by 61.3 percent compared to the incinerated waste in 2017.

Among selected economic indicators included in the Compendium, the volume of mail handled by the Post Office rose sharply by 62.1 percent in 2018 to 6.3 million from 3.9 million in 2017.  Incoming (foreign) mail recorded a significant increase of 66.3 percent in 2018 while out-going mail declined by 41.1 percent.  

In the agriculture sector, there was a 2.9 percent increase in the number of goats in Grand Cayman and a 16.9 percent rise in the number of pigs. In Cayman Brac, there was a 25.1 percent rise in the number of goats, and a significant 63.3 percent increase in the number of pigs.

For more information on The Cayman Islands’ Compendium of Statistics 2018, visit