Demographic and health surveys

Demographic and Health Surveys (DHSs) collect information on population, health and nutrition. Ideally, DHSs are carried out every five years and cover subjects including fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, nutrition, and diseases. DHS results inform countries’ population policies, health plans, human development reports, development strategies and national Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) reports.

1 - No Poverty2 - Zero Hunger3 - Good Health and Well-Being4 - Quality Education5 - Gender Equality6 - Clean Water and Sanitation7 - Affordable and Clean Energy8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth9 - Industry Innovation and Infrastructure10 - Reduced Inequalities11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities12 - Responsible Consumption and Production13 - Climate Action14 - Life Below Water15 - Life Land16 - Peace Justice and Strong Institutions17 - Partnerships Goals
Key Reports
  • Tonga 2019 MICS Survey Findings Report
    34.2 MBView details
  • Solomon Islands Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2015
    5.41 MBView detailsDownload
  • Papua New Guinea Demographic and Health Survey Report 2016-18
    5.55 MBView details
  • Kiribati Social Development Indicator Survey 2018-19, Snapshot of Key Findings
    2.69 MBView details
  • Key Chart
    Key Chart - Tokelau
    Population Tokelau

    News & Publications

    Tonga boosts nationwide data on women and children with the release of first MICS results

    October 21, 2020
    20 October 2020 — As the small Pacific Island nation celebrated World Statistics Day, the Government of Tonga released results of the Tonga Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2019, the country’s first-ever MICS.

    2020 Pacific Islands Population Poster

    September 22, 2020
    This poster provides updated population pyramids for all Pacific Island Countries and Territories, showing the age-sex profiles now and in the future. These distributions help countries to plan for service and infrastructure delivery.

    SDD Newsletter - June 2017

    June 16, 2017
    SPC-ABS workshop on updating the weight reference period of the Consumer Price Index
    Solomon Islands children suffer stunted growth from malnutrition
    Short Films from the Vanuatu National Statistics Office

    Solomon Islands DHS Main Report 2015

    June 7, 2017
    The first Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) in the Solomon islands was completed in 2007 using standard DHS tools.