Census & Surveys
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.
Censuses and surveys previously conducted by KINSO
Access and download data and reports from the latest 2020-2021 Kiribati Population and Housing Census as they are being released by the National Statistics Office.
Next census starts in November 2020
Undertaking a Census of Population and Housing is a massive task for every Pacific National Statistics Office. It requires preparation, planning and logistical challenges especially when remote islands are involved. During November 2020, the Kiribati NSO successfully...
The 2020 Population and Housing Census of Kiribati was the 14th census conducted in Kiribati since the first in 1931, and follows on from the previous 2015 Census. Census enumeration began on the 7th November 2020 and captured detailed demographic information for...
The National Statistics Office is currently finalizing data tables and reports. Please check this page regularly for updates.
Provisional data from the 2020 Kiribati Population and Housing Census which follows the 2015 population census and is the 14th census in Kiribati overall. Census enumeration began on the 7th November 2020 and captured detailed demographic information for every province, district, island and village in the Republic of Kiribati.
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.
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.