Functions and Operations of the Fiji Bureau of Statistics

FIBOS Mandate

As the National Statistical Agency, it is the FIBOS' mandate [as governed by the pdfStatistics Act and the pdfCensus Act: [Chapters 71 & 72] to

  • Collect, compile, analyse, abstract and publish statistical information relating to the economic and general activities and conditions of the people of Fiji
  • Collaborate with government departments and other agencies in the collection, compilation, analysis and publication of statistical records of administration
  • Organise a coordinated scheme of social and economic statistics relating to Fiji
  • Conduct a census of the population of Fiji as required according to the Census Act [Cap.72], Section 3[1]

In undertaking these activities, the Bureau will:

  • Adhere to the principles of good governance and provide greater public accountability and transparency in all its activities
  • Respect the multicultural nature of Fiji society.

Vision, Mission and Values

Vision - An Efficient, Progressive and Respectable Statistics office in the Region

Mission - Providing High Quality, Objective and Responsive Statistical Services

Values - The Department Adheres to the Principles of Professionalism, Integrity and Cooperation

 Departments and Functions


The role of the Corporate Services Division is to provide services that will enable the National Statistics Office in the achievement of its strategic direction through the:

  • Administration and Records Management
  • Financial Management

This division is managed by Principal Administration Officer and supported by  staff. 


The role of the Economic Statistics Division is to provide at regular intervals - monthly, quarterly, annually or ad hoc reliable and timely:

  • National Accounts Statistics
  • Input-Output data of establishments by type of economic activity
  • Balance of Payments data
  • International Trade data
  • Prices data

This division is managed by Divisional Manager and supported by  staff. 


The role of the Social Statistics Division is to produce coherent, quality and timely data on Fiji's:

  • Labour Force
  • Tourism and Migration
  • Demographic
  • Geographic Information System
  • Household Characteristics

This division is managed by Divisional Manager and supported by staff


The role of the Household Survey Statistics Division is to collect, compile and publish Socio-Economic and Demographic data through household based surveys on:

  • Income and Expenditure
  • Employment and Unemployment
  • Any population characteristics
  • Any other strategic areas identified for investigation

This division is managed by Divisional Manager and supported by staff. Temporary staff are hired when the department is conducting a survey. 


The role of the Information and Dissemination division  is to:

  • Stimulate IT research and development and to promote the effective use of IT throughout Department
  • Provide Information Support Service within the Department
  • Procurement of all ICT goods, services and works for whole of  Department.
  • Coordinate all Publication and dissemination of  statistical releases

This division is managed by Divisional Manager and supported by staff


The role of the Methodology division is to:

  • Coordinate all internal and external Statistical activities of FIBOS
  • Evaluate Statistical methodologies currently adopted
  • Carry out research, analysis and development work
  • Ensure the use of best practice standards
  • Promote the effective application of FIBOS products and services