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The files on this page contain the latest official statistics on St Helena in formats that we hope can be easily used and reused. Data files are organised into ‘Time Series’, which contain longitudinal indicators updated at specified time periods, such as monthly, quarterly, or annually; and “Surveys and Other”, with datasets from a specific survey, enquiry or analysis.

Pilot Census 2020

The Statistics Office are currently conducting a Pilot Census exercise to plan and prepare for a Population & Housing Census in 2021. As part of the Pilot Census they are inviting feedback on the draft questionnaire which will be used for the Census in 2021. See the draft forms below:

Comments can be sent to the Stats team from now until September 2020. This can either be done directly to the Stats Team or by any of the following methods:

Online Survey Form
Pilot Respondent Comment Form

User Feedback Survey

Please take five minutes to complete our user feedback survey, online: or download a copy here. Thank you!

Time Series

FileDescriptionFrequencyLast data pointLast updatedNext update due
Arrivals & Departures Estimates for arrivals and departures to and from St Helena, including nationality, reason and type of visit. MonthlyJuly 2020August 2020September 2020
InflationPrice InflationQuarterlyQuarter 2 2020July 2020October 2020
Human Development IndexEstimates of the HDI and the health, education and income components for St Helena, and global estimates and rankings for other countriesAnnual2017May 2019August 2020
AidAid spending on behalf of St HelenaAnnual2017January 2019August 2020
External TradeImports and Exports of goods and services by value, and exports of fish by species and quantityYearly and QuarterlyQuarter 1 2020July 2020November 2020
ProductionLivestock population, meat production, fish catches and sales, forestry and firewoodQuarterlyQuarter 2 2020September 2020January 2020
ClimateHumidity, rainfall, sunshine, wind, at selected locationsMonthlyJune 2020 July 2020August 2020
GDPEstimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross National Income (GDP), corresponding growth rates, Gross Value Added by sector, and GDP and GNI per capitaAnnual (financial year)2018/19May 2020April 2021
BenefitsNumber of people and households receiving social benefits, including the Basic Island Pension, Income Related Benefits, and Unemployment BenefitsMonthlyJuly 2020 September 2020September 2020
ConstructionData on building permits issued and construction activityQuarterlyQuarter 2 2020August 2020October 2020
IncomesEstimates of average gross incomes from full time employmentAnnual2018/19January 2020January 2021
UtilitiesIndicators on water and electricity supply and consumptionQuarterly Quarter 1 2020 April 2020August 2020
PopulationPopulation estimates, the number of births and deaths, and life expectancyMonthlyMay 2020July 2020October 2020
Ascension PopulationPopulation of Ascension IslandQuarterlyQuarter 1 2020 April 2020 August 2020
Exchange RatesAverage exchange rates of the St Helena pound to the South African Rand, Euro, and US DollarMonthlyAugust 2020September 2020October 2020
VehiclesNumber and type of vehicles registered and licenced on St HelenaQuarterlyQuarter 2 2020July 2020 October 2020
Community Estimates relating to community services, including Police, Fire & Rescue, and Judicial Services Quarterly Quarter 1 2020July 2020October 2020

Surveys and Other Datasets

FileDescriptionLast data pointLast updatedNext update due
2019 Business Survey Data used in the report on the 2019 Business Survey From 2018/19 March 2020 No updates are planned
2018 Business SurveyData used in the report on the 2018 Business SurveyFrom 2017/18March 2019No updates are planned
2017 HESData used in the report on the 2017 HESFrom October/November 2017May 2018No updates are planned
Census 2016All tabulations from the 2016 Population CensusFrom February, 2016April 2019No fixed update schedule
Population ProjectionsPopulation projections from 2016 to 2022, including age/sex breakdowns by yearAnnual, for 2016 to 2026November 2017No updates are expected