Statistics Centre − Abu Dhabi (SCAD) is the official source of statistical data in Abu Dhabi Emirate. It was established on the 28th of April 2008 in accordance with Law No. (7) of 2008 promulgated under a decree by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (may Allah protect him), entrusting SCAD with the task of developing and organizing statistical work in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the production, analysis and dissemination of all the official statistics of Abu Dhabi Emirate.
The centre is also responsible for the integration and harmonization of statistics produced by other local departments and entities, in regard to the standardization of statistical concepts and definitions. Being the main official body concerned with the collection of statistical data in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, SCAD assumes the functions of preparing the statistical business plans that serve the emirate’s development programs, conducting statistical surveys all over the emirate, without prejudice to the interest of national statistical work. SCAD is also responsible for the collection, classification, storage, analysis and dissemination of official statistics and the release of the results of social, demographic, economic, environmental and cultural, surveys.
The activities of the centre will encompass all statistical areas in accordance with relevant international standards and ethics, such as independence, professionalism, impartiality, objectivity, confidentiality, cost effectiveness and quality of statistics. Accordingly, SCAD plays a key role in pushing forward the comprehensive development process in the Emirate through the provision of the statistical data required for the setting of plans, programs and policies that are based on accurate and up-to-date facts and figures. SCAD seeks to become a mainstay that effectively serves decision and policy makers, blazing the track for development and growth, and serving in addition the needs of the public, the business community, researchers, the media, etc., in the context of its function as a key source for statistical data collection according to the latest criteria, methods and technologies followed by data processing and analysis for the compilation of indicators that serve development purposes.
For more information, please visit www.scad.ae
Leadership and Innovation in Statistics
Working with our partners to provide, credible, innovative and high-quality statistics and services, to support decision-makers and other interested users, and contribute to the achievement of the goals of sustainable development in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in accordance with the best international standards and practices.
- Independence: Maintain independence in the selection of methodologies, definitions and data sources, and in the timely release of statistics.
- Transparency: Apply transparent and widely accepted dissemination procedures, and adopting unbiased methodologies.
- Reliability: Strive for accuracy and consistency in the collection, processing, storage and dissemination of official statistics.
- User focus: Meet the needs of users with relevant data, enable easy access to information, and release timely official statistics.
- Confidentiality: Guarantee the privacy of individual information.