Basic demographic statistics include national population numbers disaggregated by age and sex; age dependency and sex ratios; crude birth, death and migration rates; annual population growth rates, including rural and urban growth rates; and key demographic indicators such as fertility, mortality and migrations rates.

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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 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.

Gender Statistics

Abstract Provides Statistical Starting Point for Gender Equality in Kiribati. Women make up 51 per cent of the population of Kiribati, 60 per cent of those over 60 are women, and 169 girls are enrolled in secondary education for every 100 boys.

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.