Household Income and Expenditure Surveys

Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (HIES)s provide information on people’s living conditions and income/expenditure patterns. Data from HIESs are used for rebasing a country’s consumer price index, in the preparation of national accounts and to analyse poverty and hardship in communities.

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Tonga HIES

News & Publications

Rugby, household surveys, census and COVID-19

October 18, 2022
During the onset of COVID-19, the CSTS team of the Pacific Community (SPC) provided remote technical support to the National Statistics Offices of the Pacific region in their round robin of household surveys. Since March 2020, the CSTS team has supported the implementing 10 censuses and 7 HIES. 

Marshall Islands compendium of analysis of the 2019/20 HIES

July 17, 2022
The compendium presents information on poverty, food consumption, labour, and household income and expenditure.

Household Income and expenditure Survey 2019-2020 in Wallis and Futuna

June 27, 2022
HIES 2019-2020 in Wallis and Futuna reports are now available

Kiribati 2019-2020 HIES - analytical report

December 23, 2021
Kiribati undertook their third HIES between 2019 and 2020. The main objectives of the survey were to assess the socioeconomic situation of i-Kiribati people and households and to provide data for use in forming economic and social policy.