This is the fourth Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) undertaken by Tonga Statistics Department (TSD). The previous HIES took place in 2001, 2009 and 2015.
The main objective of this survey is to assess the level, structure and trends in the economic well-being of Tongan households as well as to evaluate the impact and achievements of the Government’s social and economic policies currently in place. Additionally, the new HIES data will provide sturdy guidelines that will inform the Government’s current and future development policies for Tonga. Finally, HIES data will be used to update crucial information such as expenditure and income patterns as well as Consumer Price Index (CPI) and National Accounts.
It is thus hoped that this publication will provide key information for policymakers, planners, and the general public.
Read the Tonga 2021 HIES report.