Compendium of Statistics 2019 Released
The Cayman Islands’ Compendium of Statistics 2019 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 declined in FY 2019 to 1,907 compared to 2,059 in FY 2018, but still lower than 2,493 in FY 2013/14. Persons assisted with poor relief, indigent medical care, and burial assistance increased. However, the number of families receiving help with food vouchers, rent, and utilities were lower during the period under review.
In environmental health, the total waste managed at the landfills recorded was 133,379 tons. The total waste incinerated during the year was 385 tons. This was lower by 47.2 percent compared to the incinerated waste in 2018.
Among selected economic indicators included in the Compendium, the volume of mail handled by the Post Office rose by 11.1 percent in 2019 to just under 7.0 million from 6.3 million in 2018. Out-going mail recorded a 41.8 percent increase, and incoming (foreign) mail rose by 5.2 percent in 2019.
In the agriculture sector, there was a 17.4 percent increase in the number of goats reared in Grand Cayman and an 8.0 percent rise in the number of pigs, while cattle farming increased by 2.2 percent. In Cayman Brac, there was an 11.8 percent decline in goat rearing and a 22.4 percent incline in the number of pigs. Cattle farming improved by 5.3 percent.