Introduction

The National Bureau of Statistics, formerly known as Southern Sudan Centre for Census, Statistics and Evaluation (SSCCSE) is the official statistical agency of the Government of South Sudan. It is mandated by the Transitional Constitution to collect, analyse and disseminate all official economic, social and demographic statistics.

Under the provisions of the CPA and the Interim Constitution of Southern Sudan, SSCCSE was assigned responsibility for conducting the Southern Sudan section of the 5th Sudan Population and Housing Census in 2008. While the 2008 Census remains the largest undertaking by the SSCCSE, it has carried out other large nationally representative surveys, most notably the 2006 and 2010 rounds of the Sudan Household Health Survey (SHHS) and the National Baseline Household Survey (NBHS), 2009. It has also carried out other statistical activities as evidenced by the publication of the annual statistical yearbooks in 2009 and 2010. 

 

Fast Facts

  • Total Population of South Sudan is 8.26 million
  • Total Area of South Sudan is 644,329 sq. km
  • More than half (51%) of the population is below the age of eighteen.
  • 72% of the population is below the age of thirty
  • 83% of the population is rural
  • 27% of the adult population is literate
  • 51% of the population live below the poverty line
  • 78% of households depend on crop farming or animal husbandry as their primary source of livelihood
  • 55% of the population has access to improved sources of drinking water

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Sunday
Jul142013

Consumer Price Index for South Sudan June 2013

The South Sudan annual Consumer Price Index (CPI) decreased by 11.1% from June 2012 to June 2013. The CPI decreased by 13.4% in Juba, 11.7% in Wau and increase by 3.8% in Malakal from June 2012 to June 2013. The CPI decrease was mainly driven by Low food prices.
The South Sudan monthly CPI decreased by 0.4% from May to June 2013. The monthly CPI decreased by 2.9% in Juba, 4.2% in Wau and increased in Malakal by 6.6%. Readmore...

Aggregate Consumer Price Index Series South Sudan

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Wednesday
Feb062013

SOUTH SUDAN HIGH FREQUENCY SURVEY (SSHFS) 2013

The National Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the World Bank is pleased to release further results for the Exchange Rate Survey, which is part of the South Sudan High Frequency Survey (see technical notes for more information). The survey uses handheld tablet computers to collect real-time data and is currently being piloted in Juba, Wau, Malakal and Rumbek. Read more....


Weekly average exchange rates for the South Sudanese Pound against the US Dollar  
                                             

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Friday
Oct122012

Release of new South Sudan Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimates for 2011, and revised figures for 2008 - 2010

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)is the official statistical agency of the Government of South Sudan. It is mandated to collect, analyse and disseminate all official economic, social and demographic statistics. It has conducted a variety of statistical activities in the past 5 years including the 2008 Census, the 2006 and 2010 rounds of the Sudan Household Health Survey (SHHS) and the National Baseline Household Survey (NBHS), 2009. It has published numerous reports including the annual statistical yearbook, poverty estimates for Southern Sudan and the Key Indicators for Southern Sudan.Read more....

Summary tables for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) pubulations.

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Saturday
Jun162012

Southern Sudan Counts:Tables from the 5th Sudan Population and Housing Census, 2008

The objective of this report is to present the data collected during the 5th Sudan Population and Housing Census in a thorough and systematic way. The 2008 Census consisted of two parts: a short form questionnaire (SFQ), administered to everyone in the population, and a long form questionnaire (LFQ), administered to a sample of the population. The short form questionnaire contains ten questions on sex, age, place of residence, nationality, duration of residence and place of birth. The long form questionnaire contains information on births and deaths, as well as modules on education, economic activity and housing characteristics. This report contains detailed tables produced using data collected from both sources. While priority tables using data from the census were released in 2009, this is the first time that tables from all the modules of the census will be published together.Read more...

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Saturday
Jun162012

FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY ASSESSMENT 

One out of every three persons in Sudan suffered from food deprivation in 2009 based on the National

Baseline Household Survey (NBHS), 2009. The prevalence of under-nourishment, defined as calorie intake falling below a Minimum Dietary Energy Requirement (MDER), was 31 and 34 percent for urban and rural populations, respectively. Read More...

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