ADHOC Publications

Preliminary Report

Presents preliminary information from the 1996 Census of Agriculture. Subjects covered in the report are number and area of farms by size groups of land holdings, by major income earning agricultural activity, by age of holder, by principal means of livelihood of holder and by legal status of holder. 
Detailed information are provided in each volume:
Volume 1 - number and area of agricultural holdings by parish, land use and type of crop.
Volume 2 - number of agricultural holdings by parish by size; by number and type of livestock and number and type of poultry.
Volume 3 - number and type of agricultural holdings is broken down by the legal status of the landholder, the population of the holder's household; and the number of agricultural workers by sex and parish.

Volume 1 consists of 15 parts for each of the fourteen parishes and a part covering the entire Jamaica obtained from the 1991 Population Census, with April 7 being the reference date.
The information is presented at the enumeration district and constituency levels on population and housing characteristics, namely: age, sex, ethnic origin, religion, education, marital and union status, fertility, disability, economic activity, nationality, internal migration and housing.

This volume has fourteen (14) parts, one part for each of the fourteen (14) parishes. The report for each parish presents comprehensive maps and descriptions of each enumeration district and special area within the parish. Also included are tables showing the population by age groups and gender and the number of dwellings in each enumeration district and special areas. There is also a table showing the relationship between the enumeration districts in the 1982 and 1991 censuses.

The Population Census 2001 Jamaica volume 1 Country Report is the second in the series of Population Census 2001 reports published. This report features information on Birthplace and Residence, Geographic Distribution, Gender and Age, Ethnicity and Religion, Marital and Union Status and Education.

The number of persons usually resident in Jamaica at September 10,2001 was 2,607,632 of which 2,587,831 lived in private dwellings, while 19,399 lived in institutions and 402 found on the streets.

Additionally the report shows 25,232 of the total population about 1 percent are foreign born. The local born population numbered 2,570,730 persons of these 2,548,000 persons reported their parish of birth. 14 percent or 356,991 of the total local born were born in the parish of St. Andrew, St. Catherine had 13.0 per cent or 331,658 persons, Clarendon had a total of 256,688 or 10.1 per cent. And Kingston completes the top four parishes with 10.1 per cent For Additional information this report may be obtained at our distribution office. 9 Swallowfield Road, Kingston 5.

Jamaica's Environment 2001 - Environment Statistics and State of the Environment Report launched in February 2002, is a collection of statistical data on the environment with explanatory texts as well as a report on the state of the environment. The publication provides a list of the current environmental issues; a discussion of the issues accompanied with any available statistics; and an evaluation of the present situation. The chapters examine: Human Settlements looking at the population of Jamaica, housing quality and conditions and the level of poverty; how economic activities can affect the environment; information on waste generation and management; land uses and problems associated with containing environmental damage; biological resources and protected areas; freshwater resources and water quality. In addition the publication examines coastal and marine zones; the tourism sector and how it affects the environment; energy and transport; air quality; and weather conditions. The final chapter shows the function of government in managing and protecting the environment along with a list of our international obligations. This report on the environment gives an idea of the state of the environment and should be of assistance to anyone wishing to know more about Jamaica's environment.

This publication is based on statistics published in Jamaica's Environment 2001. It is intended to be an accessible, handily sized, reference booklet, which will be particularly useful for students studying the environment, persons in Government and for members of the public with a general interest in environmental issues. as well as those interested in environmental issues.

Environment Statistics 2003 and Mineral Accounts presents data on Jamaica's more important mineral resources as well as updates on environment statistics previously reported on in Jamaica's Environment 2001 - Environment Statistics and State of the Environment Report. Also included are new data not previously compiled. One component of the environment statistics project was a survey on environment protection expenditure. A brief analysis is given of the results of this survey.

Households and the Environment 2002
This survey presents data on the extent to which households were utilising products and facilities and were adopting behaviour which were perceived to be impacting on the environment as well as the extent to which the population is concerned about the environment and the level of participation in environmentally “friendly” activities.

The Jamaica Youth Activity Survey 2002, also known as the Child Labour Survey, was conducted over a four-month period beginning in April 2002. the survey was under taken by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) in collaboration with the Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (SIMPOC) of the International Labour Organization/International Programme on the elimination of Child Labour (ILO/IPEC) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), to provide baseline information for the development of a database on child labour and to provide baseline data for programme development and monitoring. Data from the Youth Activity Survey will yield key economic, non-economic, demographic and social indicators such as the magnitude, nature and distribution of child labour, as well as its determinants and consequences.

The Jamaican System of National Accounts has undergone significant revisions to bring it in line with the United Nations 1993 System of National Accounts (1993 SNA). This included changes in concepts, definitions, and the methodology used in estimating output for some industries. A comprehensive revision was also undertaken of the estimates to ensure that all productive activities, including that of the non-observed economy were captured. This task was aided by the availability of new and revised data such as the 2004/2005 Household Expenditure Survey. The measurement of the non-observed economy was also guided by international best practices and manuals as those offered in the handbook on measuring the non-observed economy released by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2002. The classification of industries used in the revised national accounts system has been adapted to the Jamaica Industrial Classification (JIC 2005). The base year for the constant price estimates has been changed from 1996 to 2003.


The Jamaican economy grew by 1.4 per cent in 2007 when compared with 2006. This growth was achieved despite the contraction of output in the Goods Producing industries.
The improvement in the value added was the result of improved performance in the Services industries. Most industries showed positive growth rates for the first half of the year and declining or lower growth rates in the second half. Adverse weather conditions and rising commodity prices were some of the factors which affected the performance in the latter half of the year.

The decline in the Goods Producing industries was 0.1 per cent, due to lower output levels in Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing and Mining & Quarrying which fell by 6.0 per cent and 2.7 per cent respectively. The passage of hurricane Dean in August and heavy rains in September through to November caused severe damage to crops, livestock and infrastructure. Manufacture and Construction however recorded growth of 0.2 percent and 4.6 per cent respectively.

Value added for the Services industries moved from J$368,356.5 million in 2006 to J$375,693.2 million in 2007 reflecting an improvement of 2.0 per cent. All industries within this group experienced growth during the year. Wholesale & Retail grew by 2.0 per cent, Transport, Storage & Communication by 3.3 per cent, Real Estate, Renting & Business Activities by 3.2 per cent and Finance & Insurance Services by 3.4 per cent