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Census and Statistics

Timor-Leste has a program to collect, produce, analyse and disseminate statistics on the demographic, social, environmental and economic aspects of the country.

The National Statistics website is the central place to access these statistics, which includes:


A Census is an official count or survey of the entire population, recording details like age, education, income, employment and housing.

Timor-Leste has conducted two censuses: the first in 2004 and the latest in 2010 which involved more than 4000 staff collecting data from across the country. The 2010 Census managed to reach 95% of all people.

Business Activity Survey

Demographic and Economic Surveys

Surveys are conducted on a sample of the population to find out about demography, health, and living standards.

Trade Statistics

Trade statistics show the pattern of international trade, reporting imports into and exports out of the country.

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the rate of change over time in the prices of consumer goods and services, purchased or acquired by households, which households use to satisfy their own needs and wants.

Publications and Brochures

Further information

  • Timor-Leste DevInfo: create maps and get statistical data from Census using the online version of DevInfo Statistical program 
  • Statistics Directorate: roles and responsibilities of Statistics Directorate and Departments, and Statistics Director Profile