The National Statistics Bureau in its efforts to leverage the use of administrative data for statistical
purposes, to fill gaps in the data available to policy and decision makers to monitor progress, has come
out with the Vital Statistics Report using the data maintained by the Department of Civil Registration
and Census (DCRC) under the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs (MoHCA). This is the first report of
its kind using the administrative data. It provides detailed statistics on birth registration, death
registration as well as its completeness and many other related statistics for 2019. Such information can
be a rich and cost-efficient source for the production of timely official statistics.