As of 18 September 2018, the following files have been updated:

Inflation, including average annual price inflation rates and the Retail Price Index – latest data are Quarter 2, 2018.

Benefits, including total households claiming income related benefits and persons claiming the basic island pension and unemployment benefits  – latest data are August 2018

Construction, including data on building permits and construction activity – latest data are Quarter 2 2018

Population, including births, deaths, total population, and arrivals and departures – latest data are July 2018

Ascension Population, including population figures from Ascension Island – Quarter 2 2018

Exchange Rates, including the value St Helena pound compared to the US Dollar, South African Rand, and the Euro – latest data August 2018

Additional statistical series and indicators are available on the Statistics Data page, and published statistical reports, including Statistical Bulletins, can be found on the Statistics Reports and Publications page.

We welcome comments and suggestions on any of the statistics published by the Statistics Office. Please email:, call tel: 22138, or visit the office in person on the second floor of the Castle, Jamestown.

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470