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 enumerated their census visiting every household across the country using Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) tools supported by SPC Statistics for Development Division.

The vast amount of census data generated is vital to support evidenced based decision making across many sectors and is utilised by a variety of stakeholders. A number of reports and monographs are generated from every census. The Kiribati Census Atlas presents data in the format of statistical maps along with charts, photos and narrative for a range of topics such as: demographics, urbanisation, religion, disability, education, employment, housing structures, energy use, waste management, water and sanitation. The atlas highlights the spatial variation of these topics across villages, islands and divisions in Kiribati providing insights into social and economic development and progress towards the SDGs.

Kiribati Census Atlas 2022

Kiribati 2020-2021 Population and Housing Census data

The National Statistics Office is currently finalizing data tables and reports. Please check this page regularly for updates. 2020 Census 2020 Census Population and Housing Census Report 2020 Kiribati Census Atlas 2022 KIRCENSUS_2020 (Questionnaire) Island Profile...

Kiribati 2020 Population and Housing Census provisional figures

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.

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.

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.