2016 State of Hawaii Data Book Released

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 in Whats New Releases

August 16, 2017. The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism released the 2016 State of Hawaii Data Book today.

The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation. With more than 800 data tables, classified into 24 sections, it covers a broad range of statistical information in areas such as population, education, environment, economics, energy, business enterprises, government, tourism and transportation.

The DBEDT press release contains some of the interesting data found in this new Data Book such as:

  • The top five places of birth for the foreign-born population in our state were the Philippines, Japan, China (excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan), Korea and Vietnam based on data from 2011 to 2015. (Table 1.45)
  • The enrollment at the University of Hawaii dropped in 2016.  Total enrollment at University of Hawaii campuses was 53,418; a 4.2 percent decrease from 2015, and the lowest total enrollment since 2007.  (Table 3.23)
  • A little over two in every three containers purchased have been redeemed since the introduction of the beverage container redemption program in 2006.  The highest redemption rate occurred in 2009 at 78.7 percent and the lowest rate in 2016 at 66.9 percent.  (Table 5.33)
  • Federal Award Expenditures by the Hawaii State Government was nearly $3 billion in both the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years. (Table 9.61)

More interesting data may be found in the DBEDT press release.