The Singapore Department of Statistics (DOS) develops and maintains a national statistical system of quality, integrity and expertise. As the National Statistical Authority, the Department provides reliable, relevant and timely statistics to support Singapore’s social and economic development. In addition to collecting, compiling and disseminating a wide range of official statistics, the Department also analyses and monitors economic and social trends, and develops and maintains national statistical databases. As the National Statistical Co-ordinator, the Department coordinates statistical activities in public agencies, provides advice on statistical subject-matters, and develops and promotes the observance of national statistical standards.
Statistical information and analyses are disseminated through the Department’s website, publications, time series database and mobile and electronic services. Data collected are used by public agencies, policymakers, international agencies, businesses, researchers, analysts and the general public as vital inputs for monitoring economic and social development, policy formulation and evaluation, research and international rankings.