About Us

The Tonga Statistics Department (TSD) is Tonga’s principal authority for official statistics.

We collect information from people and organizations  through official censuses and surveys. We analyze this information then disseminate to the public. We also provide support for others to use the data.

TSD is a government department with almost 50 staff and two established offices, the main in Tongatapu and the other branch in Vava’u.

The department is closely following the vision and mission of the Tonga Strategy for the Development of Statistics 2019 -2023

IMPACT

  • TSDF outcomes are facilitated.

NATIONAL OUTCOME

  • Improved corporate governance and government efficiency and effectiveness.

ORGANISATIONAL OUTCOME

  • Better and informative organizational decision making; evidence-based decision making is practised.
  • Informative debate is developed and practiced / research and learning is encouraged.
  • Instructive development of good policies and healthier delivery of effective programmes.

OUTPUT

  • High quality statistics are provided on timely basis to aid evidence-based decision making, encourage debate and research and aid in the development of good policies.
  • Improved advise to organisations / agencies in the collection and compilation of their own data and enhanced support to organizations / agencies in data collection, compilation and analysis.

Organizational Structure

Dr. Viliami Konifelenisi Fifita

Dr. Viliami Konifelenisi Fifita

Government Statistician

Head of Tonga Statistics Department

Mr. Sione F. Lolohea

Mr. Sione F. Lolohea

Deputy Government Statistician

Head of Censuses and Surveys Program

Mrs. Masiva'ilo Masila

Mrs. Masiva'ilo Masila

Deputy Government Statistician

Head of Economic Statistics Program

This photo was taken August 2020 after the visit of the Minister to our Department.

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