The main aim and objectives of the census is to provide benchmark statistics and a comprehensive profile of the population and households of Niue at a given time. This information obtained from the census is very crucial and useful in providing evidence to decision making and policy formulation for the Government, Business Community, Local Communities or Village Councils, Non Government Organisations of Niue and The International Communities who have an interest in Niue and its people.
Kind of Data
Census/enumeration data [cen]
Version 1.0 Edited and cleaned data set; not anonymized; for internal use only.
Environmental Health/ Pollution Management
Population & Reproductive Health
Children & Youth
Solid Waste Management
Clean Energy / Renewables
Unit of Analysis
A Population and Household Census have the following units of analysis:
- Members Overseas
All households in Niue and all persons in the household including those temporarily overseas and those absent for not more than 12 months.
Producers and sponsors
Authoring entity/Primary investigators
Secretary of the Pacific Community
Questionaire Design, Data Processing and Tabulations
Statistics New Zealand
Government of Niue
Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change - Environment Department
Niue Public Service Commission
Approval of Public Servants as Enumerators
Department of Justice, Lands and Survey
Geographic Maps for Enumeration use
Not Applicable to a complete Enumeration Census.
Complete enumeration of all households
Dates of Data Collection (YYYY/MM/DD)
Time periods (YYYY/MM/DD)
Mode of data collection
For the 2011 Population and Household Census there was a total of 2 supervisors to 17 enumerators. They were tasked to make regular checks with the enumerators about the progress of their work. A staff member from the Statistics New Zealand Census Team was able to join the Statistics Niue team as another supervisor/enumerator.
Type of Research Instrument
The questionaire was published in English, a translated questionnaire was on hand when on demand by the respondent.
The questionnaire design differed slightly from the design of previous census questionnaires. As usual, government departments were asked to submit a list of questions on any specific topic they would like to add. Responses were not forthcoming in this census, although a few new questions were included.
There were two types of questionaires used in the census: the household questionaire and the individual questionnaire. An enumerator manual was prepared to assist the enumerators in their duties.
The questionnaire was pre-tested by the enumerators before they were to go out for field enumeration.
Census processing began as soon as questionaires were checked and coded. Forms were checked, edited and coded before being entered into the computer database.
Data processing was assisted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) using the computer software program CSPro for data entry and for generating tables. Tables were then exported to Excel for analysis.
Occupation and Industry were coded using the United Nations International Standard Classification of Occupation and International Standard Industrial Classification.
It is standard practice that as each area was completed the forms were first checked by the field supervisors for missing information and obvious inconsistencies. Omissions and errors identified at this stage were corrected by the enumerators.
The next stage was for the field supervisors to go through the completed forms again in the office to check in more detail for omissions and logical inconsistencies. Where they were found, the supervisors were responsible to take the necessary action.
Once the questionnaires had been thoroughly checked and edited, they were then coded in preparation for data processing.
Checking, editing and coding of the questionnaires in office were done after normal working hours as to ensure that the confidentiality of the survey is well observed.
The selection for Data Entry Operator selected needed to be a non-Public Servant as entry had to be done during working hours and overtime. This was so data entry would be completed within one week.
Data Entry was conducted manually at the National Statistics Office by 3 data entry operators. The software that was used was CSPro 4.1 with a highly structured data entry program, using systems controlled approach that controlled entry of each variable. A total of 3 computers were used for the data entry.
A staff member from the Statistics New Zealand Census team was able to aid us with tabulations design before the TA from SPC arrived to start data entry.
Confidentiality of respondents is guaranteed under the National Statistics Act of 2009,
Before being granted access to the dataset, all users have to formally agree:
1. To make no copies of any files or portions of files to which s/he is granted access except those authorized by the data depositor.
2. Not to use any technique in an attempt to learn the identity of any person, establishment, or sampling unit not identified on public use data files.
3. To hold in strictest confidence the identification of any establishment or individual that may be inadvertently revealed in any documents or discussion, or analysis. Such inadvertent identification revealed in her/his analysis will be immediately brought to the attention of the data depositor.
This statement does not replace a more comprehensive data agreement (see Access condition).
Only anonymized dataset will be available for Public Use. Data will be made accessible to all for statistical and research purposes only, under the following terms and conditions:
1. The data and other materials will not be redistributed or sold to other individuals, institutions, or organizations without the written agreement of the National Statistics Office.
2. The data will be used for statistical and scientific research purposes only. They will be used solely for reporting of aggregated information, and not for investigation of specific individuals or organizations.
3. No attempt will be made to re-identify respondents, and no use will be made of the identity of any person or establishment discovered inadvertently. Any such discovery would immediately be reported to the National Statistics Office.
4. No attempt will be made to produce links among datasets provided by the National Statistics Office and other datasets that could identify individuals or organizations.
5. Any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports, or other publications that employ data obtained from the National Statistics Office will cite the source of data in accordance with the Citation Requirement provided with each dataset.
6. An electronic copy of all reports and publications based on the requested data will be sent to the National Statistics Office.
"National Statistics Office of Niue, Population and Household Census 2011, provided by the Niue National Statistics Office "
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the Government of Niue and the Niue National Statistics Office bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.