Demography

Demography refers to various statistics describing a population, such as size, rate of change, urbanisation, household size and family composition. 

The key components of population change (fertility, mortality and migration) are measured separately. 

Migration data captures the movement of people from one area to another. Migration can be measured by flow (arrivals, departures or net migration), type (international or internal) and nature (short-term, long-term or permanent). Data on labour migration is often captured separately.

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Key Reports
  • Solomon Islands Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2015
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  • Vanuatu Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2013
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  • Samoa Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 2014
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  • Tonga Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Report 2012
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    News & Publications

    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.

    2020 pocket statistical summary

    September 15, 2020
    Our 2020 pocket statistical summary has arrived, providing a quick overview of statistics for the people and economies of the Pacific Community’s (SPC’s) member countries.

    SPC Elected as Chair of the Global Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Group for 2020-21

    March 22, 2020
    The Statistics for Development Division is proud to announce that SPC has been elected unanimously as the Chair of the Global CRVS Group at a side event of the 2020 UN statistical Commission meeting in New York.

    Fertility Trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

    July 19, 2019
    Data on fertility trends in PICTs are critical for addressing the current unmet need in family planning, and for improving maternal and neonatal health.