The Statistical Office was originally one of the two units in the Department of Economic Planning and Statistics and with the task of maintaining and coordinating a quality statistical service that provides timely and accurate information that can assist public and private sector management and decision-making.
Prior to 1993, the Statistical Office was a Statistical Unit that operated within the Financial Secretary's Office until it was disbanded in 1993. However, with the joint efforts of the Government of TCI, the Caribbean Development Bank and the CARTAC, through the Institutional Strengthening of Statistical Services Project, the Statistical Office was established anew in 1999 under the Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (DEPS) and since then continued its work in building statistical databases and providing statistics for the TCI.
The Statistics Department is now operating as a separate Department and still relatively young in this field. However, the staff, former and current, had done much in the collection and maintenance of statistical data series that is meeting international standards.