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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News & Publications

Taming the ever-evolving COVID-19 pandemic through the power of data in the Pacific Data Hub

March 11, 2021
Though less affected than some regions of the world, the Pacific has not been spared from COVID-19.

Pre-COVID-19 baseline indicators for 9 Pacific Island countries

December 14, 2020
As the world is facing an unprecedented crisis with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Pacific region has not been as affected as the rest of the world when it comes to infection rates, but the economic implication of the pandemic has been catastrophic across many of the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories.

Population Registers: A Key Resource for Producing Vital Statistics brief

October 28, 2020
Technological advances have increased the potential uses of population registers for producing statistics.

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.

PDH.stat datasets