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Q: What is the rate of inflation in Gibraltar?

A: The rate of inflation in Gibraltar is estimated on a quarterly basis. The Index of Retail Prices (IRP) is an average measure of change in the prices of goods and services bought for the purpose of consumption by the vast majority of households. It is published as at 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October each year. The IRP online calculator, https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/statistics/index-retail-prices-calculator can provide price inflation figures as from July 1973 to date.

Q: What is the GDP of Gibraltar? 

A: The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Gibraltar and GDP per capita is available for download from the Statistics web page https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/statistics/downloads under the heading “Other Publications”. The GDP and other economic indicators are available for download in the “Key Indicators” section of the Statistics web page https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/statistics/key-indicators.

Q: What is the Population of Gibraltar?

A: The total population in Gibraltar was estimated at 33,573 in 2015. Demographics statistics are included in the Abstract of Statistics and can also be obtained from the Census of Gibraltar 2012. Both publications can be downloaded from the Statistics web page https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/statistics/downloads.

Q: How many visitors have arrived in Gibraltar in 2018? 

A: Visitor Arrivals to Gibraltar in 2018 totaled 11,005,386 including frontier workers. The annual Tourist Survey Report publishes data on tourist arrivals by land, sea and air together with their nationality, levels of expenditure, etc. This publication can be downloaded from the Statistics web page https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/statistics/downloads.

Q: What was the number of arrivals at Gibraltar hotels in 2018? 

A: The number of visitor arrivals at hotels in 2018 stood at 85,050. Information on arrivals at hotels, room and sleeper occupancy rates, average length of stay, etc. is published annually as part of the Hotel Occupancy Survey Report. The 2018 report is available in the “Downloads” section of the Statistics web page https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/statistics/downloads.

Q: How many employees are there in Gibraltar? 

A: The Employment Survey is conducted in October of each year with every known employer required to complete a survey questionnaire. As at October 2018, the number of employee jobs in Gibraltar was estimated at 29,995. The Survey report also publishes information on average earnings, hours worked, nationality, earnings by industry, frontier workers, etc. The Employment Survey Report can be downloaded from the Statistics web page https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/statistics/downloads.

Q: How often is a Census carried out in Gibraltar? 

A: A Census is typically carried out in Gibraltar every ten years. The last Census was conducted on 12 November 2012. The 1970, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2012 Census Reports are available in the ‘Downloads’ section of the Statistics web page https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/statistics/downloads.

Q: Is it possible to trace my family roots from the Census data? 

A: Census records are stored with the Government Archivist who can be contacted on archives@gibraltar.gov.gi, or alternatively at the Convent Courtyard Secretary’s Lane, Gibraltar, Tel No. (+350) 20079461.

Q: How can I find other statistics relating to the Public Sector? 

A: The ‘Statistics by Topic Area’ section of the Statistics web page https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/statistics/statistics-topic-area lists numerous tables of information on a range of topics. 

Q: What other publications does the Statistics Office produce? 

A: Other than the annual Air Traffic Survey, Employment Survey, Hotel Occupancy Survey and Tourist Survey reports, the Statistics Office also produces the annual Abstract of Statistics Report, decennial Census Report and Family Expenditure Survey Report. These are available in the ‘Downloads’ section of the Statistics web page https://www.gibraltar.gov.gi/statistics/downloads. 

Q: How can I contact the Statistics Office? 

Statistics Office

Suite 3.22 World Trade Center

6 Bayside Road

Gibraltar

GX11 1AA

Tel: (+350) 20075515, (+350) 20075490 or (+350) 20052541
Fax: (+350) 20051160
E-mail: statistics@gibraltar.gov.gi

Office opening hours:

Monday to Thursday: 08:00 to 15:30

Friday: 08:00 to 15:00