Organisation Structure

Director General

The Director General is the head of the National Statistics Office and has the legal representation of it. The Malta Statistics Authority Act, 2000 makes provisions for this position in Article 9.


The National Statistics Office (NSO) is the executive arm of the Malta Statistics Authority and draws its mandate from the Malta Statistics Authority Act, Cap. 422 of the Laws of Malta.  The NSO is headed by the Director General and is made up of five directorates: Economic Statistics, Business Statistics, Social Statistics, Data Capability and Corporate Services.  The first three directorates are responsible for statistical domains.  The Data Capability directorate is tasked with assisting domain units in data management and methodological issues while helping the Office reach a higher level of efficiency in terms of processes and IT infrastructure.  The Corporate Services directorate provides lateral support to all units for matters related to human resources, finances, procurement and administration. Five units answer to the Director General, while the Office of the DG monitors and takes forward matters relating to the technical domains and the horizontal functions.

A hierarchical organisation chart for NSO may be viewed ​​​​​​​

Director General

Office of the Director General
International, Statistical Cooperation and Sustainable Development​
Legal Office

Economic Statistics Directorate
​National Accounts Methods, Standards and Sector Accounts
National Accounts Production​
Public Finance
Balance of Payments​
International Trade in Goods
Price Statistics

Business, Sectoral and Regional Statistics Directorate
Structural Business Statistics
Business Register, Research and Innovation
​Short-term Business​ Statistics
Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries 
Regional, Geospatial, Energy and Transport 

​Social Statistics Directorate​
​Living Conditions, Tourism and Culture
​Labour Market and Information Society 
Population and Migration
Education and Community Safety 

Data Resources, IT and Methodology Directorate
Information Technology 
Information Security
Methodology and Quality​
Data Management​

Corporate Services Directorate

​Human Resources and Staff Development
Procurement, Support and Resources
Health and Safety and Administrative Support Management
Communication and Dissemination

Finance Directorate
Budget, Financial Management and Control