Compendium of Statistics 2020 Released
The Cayman Islands’ Compendium of Statistics 2020, 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 2020 to 2,558 compared to 1,907 in 2019, higher than the peak of 2,493 families in FY 2013/14. Families assisted with burial expenses fell while families who received assistance with their rent were more. However, there was a decline in the number of families who got help with their utilities.
In environmental health, the total waste managed at the landfills recorded was 133,399 tons. The total waste incinerated during the year was 311 tons. This was lower by 19.2 percent compared to the incinerated waste in 2019.
Among selected economic indicators included in the Compendium, such as in the agriculture sector, there was a 12.5 percent increase in cattle in Grand Cayman and a slight 0.2 percent rise in goat farming. While, in Cayman Brac, there was a 17.7 percent rise in cattle rearing and a decline of 3.3 percent decline in pig farming.