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 six directorates: Economic Statistics, Business Statistics, Social Statistics, Data Capability, Corporate Services and Finance. 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 while the Finance Directorate is responsible for all financial matters of the Office. 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 chart for NSO may be viewed here.

Director General
• Central Management Unit
• Legal Office
• Office of the Director General
Economic Statistics Directorate
• Balance of Payments
• International Trade
• National Accounts Methods, Standards and Sector Accounts
• National Accounts Production
• Price Statistics
• Public Finance
Business, Sectoral and Regional Statistics Directorate
• Business Register, Research and Innovation
• Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries
• Regional, Geospatial, Energy and Transport
• Short-term Business Statistics
• Structural Business Statistics
Social Statistics Directorate
• Education and Community Safety
• Labour Market and Information Society
• Living Conditions
• Population and Migration
• Tourism and Culture
Data Resources, IT and Methodology Directorate
• Data Collection
• Data Processing
• Information Security
• Information Technology
• Methodology and Quality
Corporate Services Directorate

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

Finance Directorate

• Budget, Financial Management and Control

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