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.

Key Reports
  • Guam 2018 Census of Agriculture Report Vol 1 Part 53
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  • American Samoa 2018 Census of Agriculture Report Vol 1 Part 55
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  • Mariana Islands 2018 Census of Agriculture Report Vol 1 Part 56
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  • Tonga 2016 Disability Monograph Report
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  • Key Chart
    Vanuatu recorded deaths by sex

    News & Publications

    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.

    Vanuatu 2016 Post Pam Mini Census report

    August 10, 2017
    Volume 1 of Mini - Census Report is out and covers mostly Basic tables, right down to Area Council level. 

    Population Projections by Pacific Island Countries and Territories

    July 28, 2016
    The Pacific Community’s Statistics for Development Division has just released its updated mid-year 2016 population estimates, including national projections until 2050.