One of the key objectives of the Registrar General’s Department is to “Provide timely statistics and analysis, categorized according to international standards, to support democratic planning by Government”. Vital Statistical data provides useful information necessary for planning and evaluation of activities in areas such as Education and Health.
In keeping with this it is imperative that the Agency endeavours not only to capture all vital events (births, deaths as well as marriages) occurring in Jamaica, but also ensures that high integrity is maintained in recording, collating and presenting such data.
In order to achieve the production of timely and useful Vital Statistics the collaboration of many groups in and related to the Agency is required. These groups include Local District Registrars (LDRs), who register the vital event of births and deaths; Marriage Officers, who perform the wedding ceremony and solemnize marriages; Medical Officers, who supply data from hospitals and the Police and Courts Office Staff for Corners’ cases.
The Registrar General’s Department is pleased to produce and prepare for publication The Annual Statistical Report, which seeks to provide statistics on vital events such as births deaths, marriages and summary of causes of death.
Please click on the links below to review the Annual Vital Statistics Reports for 2003 and 2004. The links open in a new window and some documents may require a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat . Click here to get the reader.