Census & Surveys

Previous Collections

Censuses and surveys previously conducted by KINSO

Microdata Library

The Pacific Data Hub – Microdata Library is a central repository for Pacific Island statistical microdata, reports and documents. Documentation of all Kiribati censuses can be found there.

Upcoming Collections

Next census starts in November 2020

Kiribati Population Census: 7th Nov. 2020

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2020 Population and Housing Census
2021 Labour force survey
2021 Disability survey
2022 Agricultural census / survey
2023 Multiple Indicator Cluster, Demographic and Health Survey
2023 Household Listing
2025 Household Income and Expenditure Survey
2025 Population and Housing Census

Latest Posts

Population and Housing Census 2015

The objectives of the Kiribati Census changed over time shifting from earlier years where they were essentially household registrations and counts, to now where a national population census stands supreme as the most valuable single source of statistical data for Kiribati.

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Population and Housing Census 2010

One of the main sources of demographic and social-economic statistics in Kiribati is the population and housing census. Kiribati has been carrying out population and housing censuses in a “modern sense” at intervals of about five years since 1985. This 2010 Census is the first census to use the GPS to plot the positions of the households.

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Census Tables from 1968 to 2010

General Census tables from 1968 until 2010 are now available here for download. Topics included in tables: Population by agePopulation by genderPopulation by relationshipEthnicityMarital statusSingulate mean age at marriageFather and Mother Vital status per...

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Demographic and Health Survey 2009

The 2009 Kiribati Demographic and Health Survey was the first survey in phase two of Pacific DHS Project with funding support from ADB. The primary objective of this survey was to provide up-to-date information for policy-makers, planners, researchers and programme...

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Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2006

The purpose of the Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) survey is to obtain information on the income, consumption pattern, incidence of poverty, and saving propensities for different groups of people in Kiribati.

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Population and Housing Census 2005

The primary objective of the Census is to determine the official count of the number of persons and households in Kiribati in 2005 and can be used to compare their socio-economic characteristics with those 5 years ago collected in the 2000 Population Census

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