Central Bureau of Statistics aims to develop and enhance the Palestinian
official statistical system based on legal grounds that organize the
process of data collection and utilization for statistical purposes.
Functions of PCBS
To establish a
comprehensive and unified statistical system to serve Palestinian
authorities as an instrument of guidance for diagnosing problems and
evaluating progress made.
truthful and impartial official statistics on demographic, social,
economic and environmental states and trends to serve the Palestinian
the public with information provided through the mass media, and
cooperate with university and other research organizations.
To serve the instrumental needs of businesses and their organizations for statistical information on states and trends.
To conduct a
population and housing census and agriculture census every ten years or
less in accordance with the rules of a special census act issued by the
President of the Palestinian National Authority, and to conduct an
Establishment census every five years or less.
participate in the international cooperation and exchange of official
statistics in accordance with international standards which guarantee
Palestinian membership in international organizations.
essential statistics published on Palestine and the Palestinians by any
country or international organization and analyze such statistics.
statistical training centers in order to prepare qualified personnel to
carry out the statistical activities conducted by governmental or
non-governmental departments or agencies.
To create and
maintain a library of Palestinian and international statistics and an
archive of Palestinian censuses and surveys covering the areas listed.
participate effectively in building the different administrative records
and central registers to meet the administrative and statistical needs
of the Palestinian society.
To publish statistical yearbook annually.
Voting Register based on the Population Register regularly and every
three months, and to provide voter listings when needed.