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Methodologies

International standards and best practices are applied to the production of all statistical products produced by STATIN. The methodologies, classifications and standards used to design, collect, process, and disseminate statistical information for each product can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Classifications

The use of classification systems for the ordering and presentation of data is beneficial to both the producers and users of statistics as it facilitates data sharing among producers and supports the production of consistent and comparable data for analysis by users.

This page provides information on the most recent statistical classifications that have been developed for Jamaica.

The Jamaica Standard Occupational Classification 2015
Jamaica Industrial Classification (JIC) 2016

The Jamaica Industrial Classification 2005 (JIC 2005) is a classification of economic activities associated with the production of goods and services in Jamaica. JIC 2005 was first published in October 2008 and is modelled off the 3rd revision of the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC Rev.3) produced by the United Nations. It replaces the Jamaica Industrial Classification of 1987 (JIC 1987).

The revised JIC features the following:-

  • A broad and detailed Classification Structure
  • Annotations that explain the activities that are included at the class level and point to where related activities are found >
  • Conversion Tables that compare the classification categories and associated codes with those of the previous version of the classification
  • An Alphabetical Index.

The JIC 2005 broad structure orders all economic activity into 17 sections or industries compared with 10 recorded in the previous edition of the JIC.

The detailed classification with over 300 Classes and more than 780 detailed activity groupings is available in the publication.

ABBREVIATION CLASSIFICATION VERSION WEBSITE
ISIC International Standard Industrial Classification Rev. 3.1 View
ISCO International Standard Classification of Occupation 2008 View
ISCED International Standard Classification of Education 2011 View
COICOP Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose View
HS Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System 2012 View
SITC Standard International Trade Classification Rev. 4 View
COFOG Classification of the Functions of Government View
CPC Central Product Classification Ver. 2 View
BEC Classification by Broad Economic Categories Rev. 4 (2002) View
Concepts and Definitions
Computation of the CPI
Direct Comparison
Explicit Quality Adjustment
Imputation
Index Computation
Laspeyres Index
Overlap
Quality Adjustment
Age
Age and Sex Structure
Age Structure
Base Population
Births Occurring
Births Registered
Cause of Death
Census Count (Jamaica 2011)
Civil Registration
Coroner
Count
Crude Rate
Crude Birth Rate
Crude Death Rate
Date of Occurrence
Date Registered
Death
Deaths Occurring
Deaths Registered
Demography
Divorce
Divorce Rate
End-of-year Population
Estimate
Fertility
Growth Rate
Infant Mortality
Leading Causes of Mortality
Live Birth
Marriage
Marriage Rate
Mean or Mid-Year Population
Mortality
Net Migration
Net Migration Rate
Parish
Parish of Occurrence
Parish of Usual Residence
Parish of Registration
Proportion
Rate
Rates
Ratio
Rural
Type of Birth
Under Five Mortality
Under Five Mortality Rate
Urban
Vital Statistics
Average Price
Base Period
Base Year
Chain Index
Coverage
Discount
Establishment
Industry
Inflation
Input PPI
Item
Laspeyres Price Index
Output
Output PPI
Price Index
Price Relative
Producer Price Index (PPI)
Producer's Price
Product
Production
Production Specification
Production Volume Index
Purchaser's Price
Pure Price Change
Representative Product (ITEM)
Sample Design
Unit of Measure
Unit of measure detail
Weights
Statistical Unit
Reporting agency
Age-specific Rate
Child Mortality Rate
Child Mortality
Crime Cleared up
Demographic Bonus/Dividend
Demographic Transition
Demographic Window
Dependency Ratio
Deportation
Doubling Time
External Causes
Foetal Death/Foetal Loss
Foetus
Household
Infant Mortality Rate (adjusted rate)
Infant Mortality Rate (conventional rate)
Juvenile Court
Life Expectancy
Life Expectancy at Birth
Natural Increase
Neonatal Mortality Rate
New Acceptors of Family Planning Method
Penal Institution
Perinatal Period
Perinatal Mortality Rate
Population Density
Prevalence
Item Response Rate
Accuracy - overall
Accuracy - non-sampling error
Accuracy - sampling error
Adjustment
Adjustment - Coded
Adjustment - Detail
Births Registered
Bilateral exchange
Coherence - cross-domain
Coherence - internal
Comment
Comparability
Comparability - between domains
Comparability - Geographical
Comparability - Over time
Compiling Agency
Conceptual Domain
Confidentiality
Confidentiality - Data Treatment
Confidentiality - Policy
Confidentiality - Status
Contact Email Address
Contact Fax Number
Contact Mail Address
Contact Name
Contact Organisation
Contact Organisation Unit
Contact Person Function
Contact Phone Number
Context
Cost and Burden - Resources
Counterpart Reference Area
Coverage Error
Coverage - Sector
Coverage - Time
Currency
Data Model
Date of Occurrence
Data Presentation - Data Description
Data Presentation - Disseminated Detail
Data Processing
Data Revision - Practice
Data Revision - Studies
Data validation
Data validation - intermediate
Data validation - output
Data validation - source
Dissemination format
Dissemination format - microdata access
Dissemination format - news release
Dissemination format - online database
Dissemination format - publications
Dissemination format - other formats
Documentation on Methodology - Advance Notice
Frequency - detail
Frequency - data collection
Frequency - data dissemination
Identifier
Imputation
Index type
Institutional mandate - data sharing
Institutional mandate - legal acts and other agreements
Institutional mandate - respondent relations
International Code Designator
Key
Metadata Update - Last Certified
Metadata Update - Last Posted
Metadata Update - Last Update
Object Class
Professionalism - code of conduct
Professionalism - impartiality
Professionalism - methodology
Professionalism - statistical commentary
Quality management
Quality management - quality assessment
Quality management - quality assurance
Quality management - documentation
Recording basis
Reference Period - Weights
Target Population
Time format
Time period
Time period - collection
Timeliness
Timeliness - output
Timeliness - source data
Title
Unit multiplier
Unit of measure
Valuation
Metropolitan Area
Metropolitan Region
Questionnaires

Population & Housing Census

Labour Force

Agri Census

Pop Census

Data Sources

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica’s Business Register is a structured list of establishments operating in Jamaica. It forms the basis of selection for statistical inquiries and for the calculation of estimates of attributes for the business population.


The Business Register exists primarily for the purpose of supplying a framework for economic surveys conducted by STATIN. It is designed to:

  • Serve as a frame for the selection of establishment surveys

  • Consistently classify statistical reporting units i.e. establishments

  • Serve as a data source for compiling demographic information about businesses.

Administrative data has become an invaluable source of information for the compilation of statistics for the public. The reasons contributing to the increased use of administrative data as opposed to the use of survey data include the following:

  • Declining resources and budget

  • Increasing costs of traditional approaches

  • Increased demand for data

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica receives data from several sources including the following entities:

Several other public and private entities provide the Institute with administrative data. This data is kept in the strictest confidence and is protected under the Statistics Act of 1984.