Economics & Statistics


Statistics play a vital role in every human developmental activity. Statistics is instrumental in determining the existing position of the economy. For example un-employment, population growth rate, per capita income, housing, school establishments, health care, growth rate in infrastructural development etc. In short Statistics is the vital source used for any planning activity by the government of the day.
The District Economics & Statistics office, Dimapur headed by the Deputy Director is the nodal agency for conducting various surveys and collection of statistical information and data’s in the district.

Address of the District Economics & Statistics Office, Dimapur :

    • Main Office

DESO office
Behind New DC’s office complex,
7th Mile, Chumukedima
Dimapur- Nagaland.

    • Sub-office

OA 40
Naga Shopping arcade
Near BSNL office
Dimapur – Nagaland.

Contact Number: 03862-224440 (office) 9862556884 (m)

Email id:desodimapur[at]gmail[dot]com

Functions and activities of the department :

    • National sample Survey (NSS):
      The National Sample Survey is a social economic survey conducted every year covering different indicators in round basis such as household consumer expenditures, agricultural products, land and livestock’s, debts and investments, domestics tourism, social consumption on health and education etc.
      Presently the 75th Round is underway covering about 19 urban and rural blocks/villages in the district. The main emphasis is on social consumption on household, health and education.
    • Collection of price statistics:

The department is collection the retail and whole price of essential commodities from the selected shops on weekly basis and is submitted to the Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Kohima for publication in quarterly and annual price bulletin.
Price statistics is also essential for construction of consumer price index which in a vital tool for generating and adjusting real wages and salaries, taxation of price policy including economy policy.

    • Village Level Development indicator (VLDI):

The Village Level Development Indicator is a yearly collection of data’s on availability of basic amenities such as road, electricity, drinking water facility, existing of primary health care centre, hospitals, educational establishment etc. from every recognized villages in the district. The report on VLDI as on 31-03-2016 is already published by the department.

The Dimapur district has the highest number of villages with 228 under 8 blocks, which in turn holds the 17% of the total number of villages in Nagaland. The district has 100% accessibility in the areas of electricity and telephone service.
Hospital, village library and government means of transport are some of the least availed basic amenities in the district.
The 8 (eight) blocks in Dimapur district are Aqhunaga, Chumukedima, Dhansiripar, Dimapur Sadar, Kuhuboto, Medzhiphema, Nihokhu, and Niuland.

    • Registration of births and deaths (vital statistics):

Civil Registration of births & deaths is an integrated information system that generates primary legal, administrative and statistical information which benefits communities, government institutions and NGOs engaged in various socio-economic and other human developmental activities. In order to carry out these important tasks, the government has appointed the head teacher of the Government Primary Schools of each recognized villages as registrars of births & deaths. Period training programme is being conducted from time to time to the registrars by the department. Presently there are 158 active registration units in the district.

    • Housing Statistics:

The Ministry of Housing and urban poverty alleviation, GOI has selected districts such as Dimapur, Kohima and Tuensang from Nagaland to collect the primary data’s on current building construction activities, building materials, prices and wages of construction laborers etc. The survey strengthens the data collection system to maintain and develop the robust, authentic andtimely housing data’s.

      • Employment and un-employment survey:

The survey is to assess the trend of the employment and unemployment scenario in the district. It throws light on important information on various labour force related parameters. The survey is being conducted in four villages and four urban blocks in the year 2015.


    • Surveys on local bodies’ accounts:

The Purpose of this survey is to determine the total contribution of the local bodies towards the state economy and to estimate Gross Stae Domestic products and to assess the availability of resources, funds and pattern of utilization provided by the central government.
The survey was conducted in about 194 villages.

      • District Business Register Surveys:

District Business Register is a lists of establishments registered under various registering authority engaged in economic activities. The survey provides sampling frames for conducting sample survey of establishments to achieve a consistent classification of statistical reporting units. It also serves as a data source for compilation of business demographic information. The department has so far collected information on 7501 business establishments registered under various authorities in the district.

Brief compilations of statistical information on various indicators for Dimapur district :

Population : 378811

        • Male : 197394
        • Female : 181417
        • Area in sq. km :  927
        • Density per sq. km as per 2011 census :  409
        • Urban Population : 197869
        • Rural population : 180942
        •   Sex ratio (female per 1000 male) : 937 in rural and 903 in urban
        • Population projection from 2011 : 378811   2021 : 524142

Literacy population : 278037

      • Literacy rate for:

        • Male : 150142
        • Female : 127895
        • Percentage : 84.79%

Child population from 0-6 age group:

        • Total child population of this age group : 50898
        • Male :25889
        • Female : 25009

Population of aged 7 and above:

        • Total population in this age group : 327913
        • Male : 171505
        • Female : 156408

Altitude of Dimapur district:

      • 260m above sea level.

Distance from Dimapur to district HQs and important places:

        • Kohima  : 74 km
        • Tuensang  : 280.8km
        • Mokokchung : 194.5km via NH 2
        • Wokha : 124.1km via NH 2
        • Zunheboto : 216.5km
        • Phek : 183 km
        • Mon : 283.1 km
        • Kiphire : 312.8km
        • Longleng : 247.8km
        • Peren : 85.2 km
        • Imphal : 201.5km
        • Guwahati : 289.1km
        • Shillong : 308.2km via NH 27

 State department website   : http://statistics[dot]nagaland[dot]gov[dot]in