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The statistic affairs focus on collecting and analyzing the related data of administration for the reference of decision making mainly.

1. Official Statistics

  • (1)Advancing the Official Statistics
    The official statistics are the statistical reports generated from the processes and results of duty performance of government agencies. In order to enhance the official statistics as reference in making decision, the Department of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DBAS) issues the classified program for the statistic scope of Taipei City Government (TCG). Based on this program, it is required to include the statistical results of important operations within each agency's Official Statistics Plan, and to add, delete or modify the statistical reports timely.
  • (2)Preparation & Review of Statistical Data and Issuing Statistical Publications
    After reviewing and analyzing the statistical reports from all agencies in detail, the DBAS will compile and prepare the "General Report on Statistics of Taipei City Government" and submit it to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Executive Yuan (DGBAS) annually in accordance with related laws. In addition, the DBAS also publishes statistical periodicals to enrich the information for decision making, such as "Taipei City Statistical Yearbook", "Taipei City Statistical Abstract" in Chinese/English version, which are issued by year, and "Short Report on Important Statistics of Taipei City", which is issued by month. In addition to those publications, the "Statistical Weekly Report on Municipal Administration" which covers the citizens' concerned topics on municipal administration is also published through the TCG and DBAS websites every Wednesday since May 11, 1999.
    Furthermore, DBAS also researches and submits some analytic reports on special projects non-periodically to improve the statistics on the duties performance. This kind of statistical reports can be used as references for the head of each agency when setting future policies and reviewing performances.
  • (3)Compiling Taipei City Important Statistical Indicators
    • a.Book and Brochure of Important Statistical Indicators
      Since 1997, DBAS has compiled various Taipei City statistical indicators annually. These indicators are divided into 15 categories and published in the formats of a book and a brochure. Both are offered for the head of TCG's each agency.
    • b.Important Statistical Indicators on Districts
      To show the differences among the 12 administrative districts in Taipei City, DBAS has published "Taipei City Statistical Indicators on Districts" which includes indicators for 13 categories. The publication is offered for the head of TCG's each agency and 12 administrative districts.
    • c.Maintaining the Definitions and Explanations of Important Statistical Indicators
      In order to have the usage of the important statistical indicators more precise, the DBAS continues to revise the associated indicators' definitions and explanations.
  • (4)Establishing Comparison Benchmarks for National and International Cities
    In order to improve the competitiveness of Taipei City, there are 50 statistic benchmarks in 14 categories listed to be the judgment & comparison items. The DBAS starts to publish the analysis report on the judgment & comparison of national counties and cities from the previous year annually since 2000. As to international cities, the DBAS also designs questionnaires in accord with listed indices and sends them to 40 famous international cities that feature similar characteristics to Taipei City for yearly data collection. Due to the differences of statistic systems and statistic registration mode between cities, some statistical data are unavailable or different in time scale that results in only few data can be re-calculated for usage. Thus it is required to communicate with those cities for data re-collection. The DBAS already collated and analyzed the obtained data and put them on its website. Those data can be used as a criterion for TCG in drawing up policies and be the references for public.
  • (5)Reviewing the Executive Plan for Statistic Survey of Agencies in TCG
    In order to prevent the statistic survey of each TCG agency from overlapping, minimize the interference with citizens, and attain the goal of survey smoothly, the statistic surveys of TCG agencies are handled in accordance with the Enforcement Rules of Statistics Act which requires each agency to prepare detailed survey plans in advance and submit its plans to DBAS for review. Through this requirement, errors in statistic surveys can be reduced, and the scope of the survey can be expanded to meet the citizens' demand for convenience.
  • (6)Enriching the Contents of Statistic Information Service Network
    The Chinese DBAS website was launched in July 1997 and has been continually updated. It offers the following statistical items for the public: statistical e-books, gender statistics, Statistical Weekly Report on Municipal Administration, statistics drawing Taipei and statistical indicators, etc.

2. Community Statistics

  • (1)The Survey on Civil Economic Activities in Taipei City
    • a.The Family Income and Expenditure Survey
      The purpose of statistic survey on family income and expenditure is to be aware of the changes in Taipei citizens' standard of living. Based on the result, the city government will set up programs to improve the living standard and social welfare for citizens. The survey can be conducted in two methods: field survey and tally survey. The DBAS conducts these surveys by year and by month respectively, and issues reports on survey results for the reference of related agencies and the public.
    • b.The Statistic Survey on Price
      The purpose of statistic survey on price is to collect the unit prices of various commodities and the prices of labor services. Based on these price data, the DBAS will draw up various price indices by using statistical methods to observe the price level and to measure the changes in the currency's purchasing power. It can also be used to draw up financial policies and adjust the supply/demand of commodities. There are several indices of commodity-price issued monthly, including the Indices of Consumer Price in Taipei, and the Indices of Construction Cost in Taipei.
  • (2)Collecting price information for preparing the annual budget estimates
    In order to have reasonable allocation of resources for maximum effectiveness, there is a survey conducted for collecting price information of commonly used items such as office equipment and vehicles at the beginning of preparing the annual budget estimates. After reviewed, the price information will be provided as the reference of the common benchmark for budgeting.
  • (3)Assisting the Central Government to Conduct Statistic Surveys
    Most surveys with responsibility taken by the central government, such as national incomes, industrial & commercial economy, and manpower resources statistics, are actually executed by local governments. The DBAS usually supports the central government in periodical and non-periodical surveys, such as:
    • a.The Employees' Earnings Survey, and The Manpower Survey with additions – Monthly
    • b.The Survey on Motor Vehicle Freight Traffic – Biannually
    • c.The Survey on Wage by Occupation, The Employee Turnover and Movement Survey, and The Survey on the Construction Industry – Annually
    • d.The Industrial Production Costs Survey, The Private Sectors' Construction/Renovation Survey, and The Agriculture, Forestry, Fishery, and Animal Husbandry Census, and The Industry and Service Census – every 5 years
    • e.The Population and Housing Census – every 10 years
    • f.Other non-periodical surveys