Population and Housing Census

Fakalölöa atu ‘a e tu’uaki ngaue ki ha kau ‘ofisa tanaki fakamatala – CLOSED

'Oku to e fakalölöa atu 'a e tu'uaki ngaue ki ha kau 'ofisa tanaki fakamatala (census enumerators) ki he Tohi Kakai 2021, 'o toki 'osi ki he 'aho 31 'Aokosi 2021. 'Oku to e tanaki atu 'e he Potungäue 'a e ki'i foomu ke fakafonu, ke to e tokoni atu. Vakai ki he...

Recruitment of enumerators (census takers) for Census 2021 – CLOSED

'Oku lolotonga teuteu atu 'a e Potungaue Sitetisitika ki he tohi kakai fakafonua 'a Tonga, 'a ia 'oku 'amanaki ke fakahoko 'i he 30 Novema 2021. Ko ia ai 'e fiema'u ha kau 'ofisa tanaki fakamatala (census enumerators) ki he ngaue ko eni. Vakai ki he fanongonongo 'i...

Census advocacy at the FWC Conference 2021

In order to promote more of the organization's work, the Department has set up a stall at the 97th Free Weslyan Church Conference grounds in 'Eua. There Stats Officers are stationed to answer any queries about their work and advocate more knowledge on the Population...

 Census 2021 will happen in November 2021.

CENSUS – 2016

The Census is the official count of population, dwellings and households in Tonga and it provides a ‘snapshot’ of the country at one specific point in time: 30th of November 2016. A Tonga Census has been taken once in every ten years since 1956.

The census provides a unique source of detailed demographic, social and economic data relating the entire population and its most precious resource of its people. This information is used for policy making and planning, monitoring and evaluation, research and other decision‐making.

The census is often the primary source of information such as used for allocation of public funding, especially in areas such as health, education and social policy. The main users of this information are the government, local authorities, education facilities (such as schools and tertiary organizations), businesses, community organizations and the public in general.

This population census 2016 is the second population census by 5 year interval or after 5 years from the previous census in 2011. This was requested by the Electoral Boundary Commission (EBC) according to its Act 2010. Of this Electoral Boundary Commission Act 2010, Section 21 (1) & (2) states;

(1) To facilitate the second determination of boundaries under this Act, the Minister responsible for the administration of the Statistics Act shall cause a general population census to be carried out before the next General Election. (2) The Government Statistician shall certify and provide to the Commission such information,calculations and projections that the Commission may require to enable it to perform its functions under this Act.



Census reports

The latest census was conduct in 2016 and the report is available below for download below

Census of Population and Housing

2021 2016 2011 2006 1996

Contact Person:  Mr. Sione F. Lolohea

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