PLANNING INFORMATION

PROGRAM

The Planning Information Program is responsible for coordinating the Government of Guam’s data management activities to ensure availability of and access to the information required for government-planning and policy purposes.

The program coordinates information management within the Government of Guam to develop improved data capabilities including the following:

  • Improve communication between the producers and users of data
  • Develop more coordinated flow of data and information between agencies
  • Identify and eliminate some of existing gaps in available information
  • Provide direct assistance to agencies with data needs

The Planning Information Program’s overall objective is to facilitate the delivery of economic, social, and physical data to planners and other individuals with information requirements.

The Planning Information Program has been tasked with the overall effort to provide an annual Impact of the Compact of Free Association report to Congress on the costs incurred by the Government of Guam as a result of any increased demands placed on educational and social services by the Freely Associated States citizens.

The Bureau of Statistics and Plans serves as the lead agency of the Guam State Data program. The Planning Information Program is responsible for dissemination of Census Data products to State Data Center Affiliates and participating Census data collection programs.

The Planning Information Program manages the Western Pacific Fishery Information Network (WPacFIN) program, the western Pacific component to the Pacific Fishery Network. This is a cooperative effort of the Pacific areas in the collection, processing, analysis, and management of fisheries data to develop, implement, and evaluate fishery management plans for the western Pacific region.

GUAM STATISTICAL YEARBOOK

Buenas yan Hafa Adai!

On behalf of the Bureau of Statistics and Plans, I am pleased to announce the availability of the “2015 Guam Statistical Yearbook“. Major highlights from this report include a decrease in the unemployment rate, an increase in consumer spending supported by a growth in compensation and decreases in consumer prices, and finally, record breaking tourist visitor arrivals. Here at the Bureau, we understand the importance of reliable data. It is our primary mission to ensure that you receive dependable information for use in your research, policy making, grant fund opportunities, project and business development, program monitoring and improvements, and creation of new programs and services that will benefit our island community. This report would not have been possible without the partnership and contribution of many government of Guam agencies and organizations. A heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Bureau of Statistics and Plans for their dedication and diligence in preparing this resource tool. We are confident that is report will serve your continued efforts to address or improve our neighborhoods, infrastructure, and ultimately, the quality of life for the people of Guam.



Dangkulo Na Si Yu’os Ma’ase’,

WILLIAM M. CASTRO

DIRECTOR

Bureau of Statistics and Plans



PDF Formats of the Guam Statistical Yearbook:


2015
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| 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2005

 

GUAM'S FACTS AND FIGURES AT A GLANCE

The Guam Facts and Figures at a Glance publication (4-fold flyer) presents statistical summaries of social and economic indicators on Guam. Coverage includes population, housing, vital statistics, education, labor force, income, business and trade, tourism, government revenues and expenditures.

PDF Formats of the Guam Facts and Figures at a Glance:
20142013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010  

PLANNERS BOOKSHELF The Planners Bookshelf is a quarterly publication containing an annotated list of released reports on Guam’s social, economic and environmental planning and relevant published reports.

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4th Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 1st Quarter

CY 2015
4th Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 1st Quarter

CY 2014
4th Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 1st Quarter

CY 2013
4th Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 1st Quarter

CY 2012
4th Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 1st Quarter

CY 2011
4th Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 1st Quarter

IMPACT OF THE COMPACTS OF FREE ASSOCIATION ON GUAM

  The Compacts of Free Association are joint congressional-executive agreements between the US and the FSM, the RMI and the Republic of Palau. These agreements establish, in part, that citizens of these areas may enter, engage in occupation, and establish residence as nonimmigrants (a status that typically signifies nonpermanent visitors such as tourists or students) in the United States and their territories and possessions.

Three Pacific island nations – FSM, Palau, Marshall Islands have entered into compacts with the United States. Compact goals included achieving self government, promoting economic advancement, and securing security and defense rights.

Under the compacts, the US has a responsibility for the defense of the FAS, and the compacts provide the US with exclusive military use rights in these countries. In addition, under the compacts, the US provides economic assistance and access to certain federal services and programs. Basically, the US funds the FSM, RMI and Palau for a range of development programs, immigration privileges, US transportation of mail, and other benefits. In exchange, each Pacific nation guarantees the US exclusive use of its land for military purposes.

The compacts provide for citizens of these feely associated states (FAS) to enter and reside indefinitely in the U.S. Under the compacts of free association, citizens of the FAS are exempt from meeting the visa and labor certification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The migration provisions of the compacts allow compact migrants to enter the US (including all US states, territories, and possessions) and to lawfully work and establish residence indefinitely.

According to the FY 2015 Compact Impact Report, the Government of Guam expended $148 million in FY 2015 for providing educational and social services to migrants from the Freely Associated States to Guam under the provisions of the Compacts. Education accounted for the largest share of reported expenses at $68 million in 2015 with the Guam Public School System expending a total of $61 million for School Year 2014-2015. The cost for providing health care and welfare services followed making up $47 million. Public safety agencies reported expenditures at $32 million in FY 2015. For the past twelve years, the Government of Guam expended a total of $942.5 million in accrued costs. “In the years since the signing of the Compacts of Free Association, Guam has seen a significant increase in the number of regional migrants to the territory. The federal government must fulfill its obligation to adequately provide the necessary resources for our people so that we can service the needs of our regional migrants and the community as a whole,” says William Castro, Director, Bureau of Statistics and Plans.

PDF Formats of the Impact of the Compacts of Free Association on Guam:
FY 2015 |   FY 2014 |   FY 2013 |   FY 2012 |   FY 2011

Through a cooperative partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Statistics and Plans is working with community stakeholders to plan and prepare for the 2020 Census on Guam to include activities involving enumeration procedures, geography, housing and population topics, and questionnaire wording and content.

The Bureau of Statistics and Plans serves as the lead agency to the Guam State Data Center, a cooperative program developed to provide easy and efficient access to the U.S. Census Bureau data. The Bureau serves as the official repository of Census data and information and is responsible for dissemination of Census data products to State Data Center Affiliates and participating Census Bureau data collection programs. Additionally, the Bureau provides technical assistance to data users through use of the American Factfinder to access and download Census data.



CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING

2010 Census of Population and Housing

2000 Census of Population and Housing

1990 Census of Population and Housing

1980 Census of Population and Housing

ECONOMIC CENSUS

2012 Guam Economic Census

2007 Economic Census – Guam

2007 Economic Census – Guam Minor Civil Division

2002 Economic Census

1997 Economic Census of Outlying Areas, Guam

1992 Economic Census of Outlying Areas, Guam

CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE

The census of agriculture is the leading source of statistics about Guam’s agricultural production and the only source of consistent, comparable data at the election district level. Census statistics are used to measure agricultural production and to identify trends in an ever changing agricultural sector. Many local programs use census data as a benchmark for designing and evaluating surveys. Private industry uses census statistics to provide a more effective production and distribution system for the agricultural community.


1998 Census of Agriculture, Guam

1992 Census of Agriculture, Guam

GUAM 2065

Through a cooperative partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Statistics and Plans is working with community stakeholders to plan and prepare for the 2020 Census on Guam to include activities involving enumeration procedures, geography, housing and population topics, and questionnaire wording and content.

The Bureau of Statistics and Plans serves as the lead agency to the Guam State Data Center, a cooperative program developed to provide easy and efficient access to the U.S. Census Bureau data. The Bureau serves as the official repository of Census data and information and is responsible for dissemination of Census data products to State Data Center Affiliates and participating Census Bureau data collection programs. Additionally, the Bureau provides technical assistance to data users through use of the American Factfinder to access and download Census data.

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