STATE OF HAWAI‘I DATA BOOK 2011 — now available online

The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) today released the 2011 edition of the State of Hawai‘i Data Book at http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt.

The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawai’i in a single compilation. With 800 data tables, it covers a broad range of statistical information in areas such as population, education, labor, energy, business enterprises, government, tourism and transportation.

“As a part of government services provided by DBEDT, the Data Book is a great tool for the public to use in their business planning or just to know Hawai’i in depth,” said DBEDT Director Richard C. Lim. “We are in an economic environment where we must carefully target our resources. Good data helps us do that more efficiently.”

Some of the unique and interesting data in this newest edition show that:

·        Hawai’i’s resident population is expected to increase by about 0.8 percent annually between 2010 and 2015, growing from about 1.36 million people in 2010 to about 1.42 million people in 2015. (Table 1.27)

·        As of September 30, 2011, there were 42,371 active-duty U.S. Department of Defense personnel stationed in Hawai’i. This excludes the U.S. Coast Guard, which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and personnel afloat or temporarily shore-based, but includes personnel deployed for Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn. By branch of service, there were 22,895 Army, 8,630 Navy, 5,905 Marine Corps and 4,941 Air Force personnel. (Table 10.03)

·        In 2011, 21.5 percent of the employed wage and salary workers in Hawai’i were members of unions, while 22.5 percent were represented by unions. This is considerably higher than the United States as a whole, where members made up 11.8 percent of the employed and those represented made up 13 percent. The Hawai’i figures were down from 2010, when there were 21.8 percent and 23.5 percent in the state. (Table 12.47)

·        The City and County of Honolulu typically consumes two-thirds of the state’s water; in 2011 Honolulu consumed 50.2 billion gallons of the 75.7 billion gallons that the state consumed. (Table 5.23)

·        In 2011, the number of registered vehicles in the State of Hawai’i surpassed the 1.2 million mark, hitting a new high of 1,210,310 and beating the record high from 2007 of 1,167,240. (Table 18.06)

·        The average electricity price for residential customers on O’ahu increased from 25 cents per kWh in 2010 to 32 cents per kWh in 2011, with a 25.8 percent increase from the previous year. (Table 17.13)

·        The tuition per semester for a full-time resident undergraduate student at University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 2011 was 4,200 dollars, 24 percent higher ($3,384) compared to year 2009. (Table 3.24)

·        Duty free store revenue in 2011 was 152.8 million dollars in 2011 and was 28 percent higher compared to 2010.

·        There were 83 credit unions in Hawai’i with a total of 810,675 credit union members in 2011. (Table 15.06)

DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) also maintains the historical series of tables and updates the data continuously throughout the year. The historical series and the update can be found in the “economic information” section of the DBEDT website.

The Data Book is available on the DBEDT website, at http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/economic/databook and may be downloaded in whole or in part as PDF or Excel files.

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