State data book available online
Officials suggest its information is useful for business, research and public policy
Almost anything there is to know about Hawaii is contained in the 2007 State Data Book now online.
The 24-section Data Book provides a broad spectrum of information, including demographic, social and economic data.
The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism released its 39th annual edition on its Web site Wednesday.
"This publication is widely used by the residents of Hawaii for policy making, business planning, and conducting research," said Director Theodore E. Liu.
According to State economist Pearl Imada-Iboshi, four people in the Department's Research and Economic Analysis Division produced the State Data Book, which contains 790 tables.
Some revealing facts in this year's edition include:
» The fastest growing neighborhood on Oahu between 2000 and 2005 was the Mililani Mauka-Launani area, with a 45 percent increase in its estimated population, from 10,622 to 15,431.
» In 2006, the number of mobile wireless telephone subscribers hit an all-time high breaking the 1 million mark for the first time.
» In 2006, there were 1,844 inmates from Hawaii imprisoned in other states.
» In 2006, there were 1,560 registered taxicabs on Oahu.
» In 2006, Honolulu's monthly unreserved, high parking rate is $255 compared to the U.S. average of $210.
» As of March 2007, the tallest structure on Oahu is the First Hawaiian Center standing 438 feet tall.
"We also have a lot of information about different national park attendance, a list of all county parks, golf courses, tennis facilities and all different kinds of information about what's happening in Hawaii," Imada-Iboshi said.
This year's State Data Book, which took eight months to complete, is dedicated to its founder, the late Robert Schmitt.
To view the data book, visit www.hawaii.gov/dbedt and click on "Economic Data" in the right hand column, then on "State of Hawaii Data Book."
For more information, contact the Research and Economic Analysis Division at 586-2466.