Samoa Bureau of Statistics

Samoa Bureau of Statistics to be the leader in providing relevant, quality statistics for the benefit of Samoa.
Help users make informed decisions and track progress by providing relevant, quality statistical information and services from a statistical system developed through effective partnerships


Births, Deaths And Marriages Registration Division

It is useful to consider the fundamental purpose of BDM, in order to gain a better sense of its core functions and main stakeholders.

BDM’s mandate is from the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2002. The Act provides for

  • the establishment and maintenance of the BDM register, and the recording in the register of births, deaths, marriages, changes of name, and adoptions
  • the issuing of certificates in respect of information recorded in the register
  • access to information recorded in the register.

Calendar of Releases

This Calendar provides the dates expected for the release of information. SBS will make every attempt to meet these dates for publication to the website and delivery of the information, but there may be instance where the date may not be able to be met.