Demographic & Social Statistics

The Social and Demographic Statistics Department is responsible for collecting data and/orproducing statistics in a wide range of areas such as education, health, gender, environment, labor market, living conditions, and demographic characteristics of Somali population. The Department is also in charge of the implementation of the periodic Somali Health and Demographic Surveys (SHDS) as well as Somali High Frequency Surveys (SHFS). Detailed and in-depth policy analysis of the demographic surveys and population censuses is the responsibility of this Department too, which, in addition, carries out population projections (national, sub-national and sectoral) and produces regular vital statistics. The department also carries out periodic surveys on Labor Market (labor demand), Labor Force (labor supply), and Living Conditions.