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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Survey Training

Survey Training

A MICs Survey training were held for 5 weeks in which it starts on the 23rd of September and ends on the 25th of October. The participants then continue on working in the fields from the 28th of October and to be done by the 20th of December.

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Field Survey

Field Survey

The MICs survey members were divided into 8 groups and conduct the demonstration of their questionnaire in the field on the 10th of October 2019. 

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Cyclone Gita Household Impact Assessment Survey

Cyclone Gita Household Impact Assessment Survey

Spontaneous cyclone Gita hit Tonga had triggered the Tonga Statistics Department to use its survey skills to gather information assessing the damaged throughout two main island that got hit (Tongatapu and Éua).  It was a challenge persuading the Government to let TSD...

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Food Consumption

Food Consumption

On of the department's goals was to strengthen the analytical skills of its staff, having in-depth studies on generating indicators relevant to the SDGs.  In ???? there was training coordinated by the department and funded by the FAO to look into the food pattern in...

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Latest Release Reports



February 17, 2020
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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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