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The Pacific Standard Classification of Occupations 2016 (PACSCO 2016)

PACSCO Cover 2016 Final Vol 12The Pacific Standard Classification of Occupations 2016 (PACSCO 2016) is a regional classification of occupations and jobs common in Pacific Islands Countries and Territories. It is the first regional classification of occupations and has been developed to better reflect the world of work in the Pacific region, whilst at the same time facilitate comparison of occupation statistics regionally and internationally. Derived from the International Standard Classification of Occupations 2008, it includes a number of occupations that are unique but significant to the Pacific region.

A major use of PACSCO 2016 will be for classifying occupation information collected in population censuses and other surveys. It can also be used for designing training programmes to match skill requirements in the labour market.

The classification is contained in two volumes:

Volume 1 presents the structure and definitions of all groups in the PACSCO 2016. Volume 2 contains the index of occupational titles.

The Cook Islands Vital Statistics Report 1999-2013

Cook Islands 1999 2013 CRVS Report 1The Cook Islands Vital Statistics Report 1999-2013 is the first comprehensive report of detailed birth, death and cause of death measures specific to the resident population of the Cook Islands during this 15 year period. The report analyses data collated from three agencies in the Cook Islands; the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Finance & Economics Management – Statistics Office. These statistics on births, deaths and causes of deaths are key indicators for governments and the community to have access to for population estimates, service provisions and to determine and monitor the effectiveness of programs across a broad range of sectors, including health, education and other government services.

pdfCook Islands 1999-2013 CRVS Report.pdf3.02 MB

Trends in Neonatal Infant Mortality for Pacific Island States 2015

Infant and Neonatal Mortality April 2015 1The Pacific infant and neonatal mortality trends report was published in April 2015. Significant investments have been made in child health in Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) over previous decades in the pursuit of achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4, to reduce under-five mortality by two-thirds between 1990 and 2015. Neonatal mortality (deaths between birth and <28 days), post-neonatal mortality (deaths between 28 days and <1 year) and infant mortality (deaths between birth and <1 year) are all components of under-five mortality; however the policies, health services and interventions required to reduce mortality in these age groups are significantly different. Substantial declines in infant mortality have been achieved in many PICTs over the past decades, and levels have remained relatively low in others. There are instances however where infant mortality remains unacceptably high. A greater understanding of the components of infant mortality (neonatal and post neonatal mortality) is necessary to better target future interventions and monitor their outcomes.

pdfNeonatal_and_Infant_Mortality_April_2015.pdf982.83 KB

Mortality Trends in Pacific Island States 2014

Pacific mortality Report March 2015 1The Pacific mortality trend report has been published in June 2014.

Mortality is an essential measure of the health of populations. Examining mortality trends over time allows governments and development partners to better understand key priorities for intervention, whether health investments are having the desired impact, and how the health of the population is changing over time. This report examines mortality trends through measures of infant mortality rate (IMR) - deaths in children aged <1 year per 1000 live births; under five mortality rate (U5MR) - deaths in children aged less than 5 years per 1000 live births; and life expectancy (LE) - average number of years a person could expect to live given the current conditions for males and females. These are important development indicators, both for the health sector and in a broader development context.

pdfPacific_Mortality_Report_June_2014.pdf2.39 MB

Pacific Standard Industrial Classification 2014

PACSIC 2014The Pacific Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (PACSIC) 2014 is a regional classification of all productive activities undertaken in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). It has been derived from the United Nations (UN) International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC) Revision 4.

Its main purpose is to provide PICTs a coherent and consistent classification structure of activity categories based on a set of internationally agreed concepts, definitions, principles and classification for use in the collection and reporting of statistics according to kind of economic activity in the fields of economic and social statistics.

The Pacific Standard Industrial Classification is now available for download.

pdfPACSIC_2014.pdf1.75 MB

Vanuatu Demographic and Health Survey Report and Fact Sheets 2013

2013 VDHS FINAL 1The Vanuatu Demographic and Health Survey 2013 (VDHS 2013) is a nationwide survey of men and women of reproductive age that is designed to provide information on fertility and child mortality levels; fertility preferences; use of family planning methods; maternal, child and newborn health, including breastfeeding practices, nutrition levels, anaemia and the presence of iodine in cooking salt; knowledge and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STI); and community-level data on accessibility and availability of health and family planning services. The VDHS 2013 is the first survey of its kind conducted in the Pacific that integrates different components of the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS).

The VDHS 2013 was the first ever DHS to be conducted in Vanuatu. Other major health surveys that have been conducted in Vanuatu include MICS, the Malaria Indicators Survey, and the World Health Organisation Non-communicable Disease STEPS Survey.

To provide national policy-makers, planners, as well as other national and international users with ready access to key information across the report, we have developped a series of Fact Sheets entitled "DHS Key Facts and Figures at your fingertips". This set contains 11 sheets covering the 13 substantive chapters of the DHS report.

The Report and Fact Sheets are in English only.

pdfVanuatu 2013 DHS Report5.93 MB

pdfVanuatu 2013 DHS Combined Fact Sheets1.54 MB

Tonga Demographic and Health Survey Report and Fact Sheets 2012

TDHS cover FinalThe Tonga 2012 Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) is the first for the country and one of the six DHSs conducted in the Pacific as part of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)/Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Pacific Demographic and Health Surveys Project.

The primary purpose of the Tonga DHS is to furnish policy-makers and planners with detailed information on fertility, family planning, infant and child mortality, reproductive health, child health, nutrition, women's empowerment, and knowledge of HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

To provide national policy-makers, planners, as well as other national and international users with ready access to key information across the report, we have developped a series of Fact Sheets entitled "DHS Key Facts and Figures at your fingertips". This set contains 9 sheets covering the 13 substantive chapters of the DHS report.

The Report and Fact Sheets are in English only. 

pdfTonga 2012 DHS Report4.52 MB

pdfTonga 2012 DHS Factsheet1.45 MB