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Statistical Officers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Statistical Officers mainly handle statistical computation and assist in statistical analyses. They encode data with lists of codes for computer entry. They compile charts and graphs by filing and consolidating data, and participate in the publication of data or report to management. They may organise survey forms or reports and conduct quality assurance testing including data audits and checking survey responses for errors. They assist in performing complex statistical analysis to derive meaningful insights and conclusions.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Trade Specific Competencies

Efficient mathematics and statistics skills

Statistical Officers deal with numbers and conduct logical analyses on problems effectively. They are required to be highly skilful in mathematics and statistics to formulate mathematical models and access potential impacts. They are also required to be proficient in the application of statistical software packages.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • Usually have a higher diploma or above in accounting, statistics, actuarial science or mathematics


  • 3 years of related working experience is required

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$35,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Training Pay Scale Point 4-5

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 8-21

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 22-28

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 29-33

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 27-44

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Work Environment

  • Statistical Officers generally work in offices. They may need to work additional hours to meet project deadlines.

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