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

Cyclone Gita Household Impact Assessment

TSD carried out a Household Impact Assessment census after the tropical cyclone Gita and has released its report on the 6th November, 2018

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

Rebase of the Consumer Price Index after a very long time attempt in the month of September 2018



Balance of Payment

(Capital Account)


Arrival: 16,324 
Departure: 12,147


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Data Reality Check Meeting

Data Reality Check Meeting

A Data Reality Check meeting was held on the 31st of January at the Tonga Statistic Department conference room. There were staff from other ministries participate in the meeting.

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Statistics Retreat 2020

Statistics Retreat 2020

The Tonga Statistic Department staff  were having a retreat at the Likuálofa Resort on  the 14th of January 2020.

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Tonga Health is arranging  a sport program to be held every friday evening in which all the ministries are participating in it. Tonga Statistic Department also participate with their own team in the sport

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iNZight Presentation

iNZight Presentation

A presentation about the software iNZight was carried out at the Tonga Health conference room on the 8th of OCtober 2019. It was held in 2 days and the participants were from different department of the Government of Tonga together with the Statistic's staff.

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Latest Release Reports



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January 2020_CPI

February 16, 2020
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Tonga Disability Survey Report 2018

February 16, 2020
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December report 2019

January 10, 2020
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2019– 2020 Financial Year Activities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2018– 2019 Financial Year Activities

Tropical Cyclone Gita Household Impact Assessment Survey
July, 2018 (verification)

Labour Force Survey
July, 2018

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

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

Disability Pilot Survey
27 August – 08 Sept., 2018

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

Disability Survey Field work
08 October – 08 December, 2018

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