Economic Establishments Census

Economic Establishments Census

The Department of Statistics (DoS) carries out the General Census of Economic Establishments on regular basis. The First Census was carried out in 1999, the second in 2006, while the latest was in 2011.

It should be noted here that the Fourth Census will be carried out during the first half of 2018.

The General Census of Economic Establishments is defined as; “the total process to collect, process, classify, analyse and disseminate comprehensive identification and economic data on all establishments in various sectors of the Jordanian economy without deletion or repetition during the census period”.

The census aims to provide a comprehensive and accurate statistical frame containing titles and locations of all economic establishments operating in the Kingdom by employment size, revenues and capital. This frame is mainly used to withdraw the annual and quarterly economic survey samples. The data is used to calculate the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the quarterly economic indicators.

The census also provides a National Register for the economic establishments to be updated annually through the available administrative resources.

It also provides enormous amounts of data on the economic establishments that can be utilized by students, researchers, planners and decision- makers.

The census covers all economic establishments operating in Jordan and classified according to the International Standard Industrial Classification of Economic Activities (ISIC – 4) issued by the United Nations. These activities include; mining and quarrying, manufacturing , “electricity, gas, steam supplies” , air conditioning, water supplies , drainage activities and waste management and treatment, construction, wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, transport and storage, accommodation and food services, information and communications, finance and insurance activities, real estate activities, “vocational, scientific and technical activities”, administrative and support services activities, education, human health and social work activities, “arts, recreation and entertainment activities”, other service activities in addition to activities of organizations and corporations not subject to national jurisdiction.

The agricultural establishments and military bodies (armed forces, security departments and civil defence) in addition to the public administration institutions are not counted.

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