- Why is data important to Singapore?
- How do the different government & non-government agencies make use of such data for planning?

*The*

**Statistical Department**is set up to*"...develop and maintain a national statistical system of quality, integrity and expertise. As the National Statistical Authority, the Department provides*

**reliable, relevant and timely statistics**to

**support**

**Singapore’s social and economic development**.

In addition to

**collecting, compiling and disseminating**a wide range of official statistics, the Department also

**analyses and monitors economic and social trends**, and develops and maintains national statistical databases. As the National Statistical Co-ordinator, the Department coordinates statistical activities in public agencies, provides advice on statistical subject-matters, and develops and promotes the observance of national statistical standards."

*Source: http://www.singstat.gov.sg/about_us/about_us.html#vsms*

**Singapore**in

**Infographics**

**Singapore Population**- Link: http://www.singstat.gov.sg/statistics/visualising_data/Singapore-Population1.pdf

**Singapore Economy**- Link: http://www.singstat.gov.sg/statistics/visualising_data/Singapore-Economy.pdf

*Source: http://www.singstat.gov.sg/statistics/visualising_data/visualising_data.html*

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