National Strategy for Development of Statistics

Release of the first ever strategy for Tonga’s National Statistical System on the 6th November, 2018


Tonga will be the very first country in the pacific to have poverty statistics and the report of accessing its progress towards the eradication of poverty in the kingdom will be out on the 2018 Tonga Statistics Day the 6th November, 2018

MICs Survey Release of Preliminary Results

The Survey Team of Tonga Statistics Department releases the MICS 2019 Preliminary Results on the 19th of June 2020.

Sustainable Development Goal

The department’s trying to improve the statistical system and providing trainings to enable statisticians to generate indicators accommodating the SDGs.

This year we’ve managed to get a sneak peak of the Food Consumption pattern in Tonga based on the 2016/16 Household Income and Expenditure Survey.

Consumer Price

The Consumer Price Index Team conduct their weekly survey in the markets to prepare their Monthly Consumer Price Index Report for May 2020.

Cyclone Gita

Tonga Statistics Department releases the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment : Gita Cyclone Report on the 28th October 2018


at 30 Nov 2016

Consumer Price Index

Inflation 2019: 1.2%
September 2020: (Deflation)

Gross Domestic Product

Growth Rates 2018-19: 0.7%
Real GDP: TOP 1,028.2 million

Current Account Balance

(Capital Account)


Arrival: 16,324 
Departure: 12,147
 in 2018

Latest News

HIES 2020/21 happening now.

The Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) 2020-21 began in December 2020 is currently running now.

2019-2020 Annual Report for Balance of Payments released

Balance of Payments statements in this publication record economic transactions between Tonga and the rest of the world. They show the value of goods, services, income, transfers and changes in Tonga’s claims on the liabilities with foreigners.


Two reports were launched on World Statistics Day.

Tonga’s Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

Tonga MICS 2019: Survey Findings Report

(MICS dataset also available but upon request to Ms. Telekaki Latavao)

Both reports are rich with indicators on Tonga’s current status in the country’s development goals.

2020 World Statistics Day

Celebrating World Statistics Day 2020  October 20th, Tonga  The Tonga Statistics Department along with many Statistical Offices worldwide celebrated World Statistics Day. 2020's World Statistics Day The third World Statistics Day theme is "Connecting the world...

Competition results out

After poem and essay presentations to a panel of judges, the results are out.  

Competition results

The Poem and Essay competitions were held at the Statistics Conference Room on the 16th of October, 2020 to mark the beginning of Tonga Statistics Department's celebration of World Statistics Day 2020. Students from primary and secondary schools competed in front of a...

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Competition for World Statistics Day

Competition for World Statistics Day

For World Statistics Day - 20th October 2020, the Statistics Department is advocating the importance of statistics by reaching out to the schools and not only speaking on what it does but also having Essay and Poem Competitions. The competition is broken into 4...

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Ministerial Meeting with the Hon. Tevita Lavemaau

Ministerial Meeting with the Hon. Tevita Lavemaau

Tonga Statistics Department hosted a ministerial meeting with the Hon. Tevita Lavemaau on the 30th July 2020 reporting on the newly implemented 'Census Re-Boundary' task conducted by the Census & Survey Division. Census Re-Boundary is a revision of the current...

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MICs Survey Release of Preliminary Results

MICs Survey Release of Preliminary Results

The Survey Team of Tonga Statistics Department releases the MICS 2019 Preliminary Results on the 19th of June 2020. MICS (Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey) is the largest source of statistically sound and internationally comparable data on women and children...

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Upcoming Events

National Population Census 2021


Applications Closed

Job Available at Tonga Statistics Department

Latest Releases


Economic Statistics

March 25, 2021
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Migration Statistics

March 25, 2021
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2019– 2020 Financial Year Activities

Stata Training and Workshop
13 – 21 November, 2019
Tonga Statistics Department

New Tools for making official Population Statistics Easier to Create & Use
8 – 9 October, 2019
TFHA Training Room

National Account Training & Workshop
8 – 9 October, 2019
TFHA Training Room

Final Consultative Workshop to Raise Awareness (Youth,People and Disability)
28 June, 2019
House of Tonga

Tonga MultipleIndicator Cluster Survey  (TMICs 2019)
16 April, 2019
Church of Tonga Conference Room

Training & Workshop on Work and Labour Force Statistics
1-5 April,2019
Tungi Colonade Conference Room

Consultative Workshop to Raise Awareness(Youth,People and Disability)
27-28 March, 2019
House of Tonga

2018– 2019 Financial Year Activities

Disability Survey Field work
08 October – 08 December, 2018

Disability Survey Main training
24 Sept. – 05 October, 2018 (9am – 5pm)
Free Church of Tonga, Kapeta 

Disability Pilot Survey
27 August – 08 Sept., 2018

National Workshop on Tonga National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS)
23 – 27 July, 2018 (9am – 5pm)
Tanoa Hotel

CSPro and Stata training for the National Statistical System (NSDS)
16 – 24 July, 2018 (9am – 5pm)
House of Tonga

Mapping on Small area estimation training for the NSDS
10 – 15 July, 2018 (9am – 5pm)
House of Tonga

Labour Force Survey
July, 2018

Tropical Cyclone Gita Household Impact Assessment Survey
July, 2018

Teacher and Student Corner

Click to access all the supplementary materials for the Tongan high schools outreach program.

Links below will lead to data-related platforms

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