Population and Housing Censuses

A Census gathers information on population and housing. In most Pacific countries and territories, a Census is carried out every 5 or 10 years. A Census is likely to be the most comprehensive survey a country carries out, as it covers each member of the population, rather than collecting data from a representative sample. Census data enable policy-makers to make informed and relevant decisions, based on current and projected trends.

Vanuatu recorded deaths by sex

News & Publications

2019 Nauru mini-census fact sheets

July 8, 2021
The 2019 Nauru mini-census was carried out to update statistics on the population and the socio-economic situation of all persons living in private households in Nauru.

Guidelines for the harmonising of census and survey microdata released

December 8, 2020
Measurement of progress against development indicators, and evaluation of policy, requires the production of data that allow the computation of comparable statistics and indicators over time.

Webinar series on utilization of registers and administrative data in Census programmes of Pacific Island countries

July 27, 2020
Theme: 2020+ the era of Administrative data; looking into the role of registers and administrative data in Census programmes of Pacific Island countries

Solomon’s biggest nationwide Population Census operation underway

November 4, 2019
The Solomon Islands 2019 National Population and Housing Census operation has commenced (Monday 4th November 2019). The new initiative is a move that looks to replace and end the exercise with a digital alternative in the future.

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