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CENSUS REGULATIONS 2011

Arrangement of Regulations
Regulations

1 Short Title .................................................................................................... 5
2 2011 Census ............................................................................................... 5
3 Appointment of the Government Statistician ........................................................ 5
4 Duties of the Government Statistician ................................................................ 5
5 Particulars that may be required ................................................................ 7


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CENSUS REGULATIONS 2011


STATISTICS ACT

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by section 8 of the Statistics Act, the
Minister of Finance, with the approval of Cabinet makes the following

Regulations-



1 Short Title

These Regulations may be cited as the Census Regulations 2011.

2 2011 Census

A population census of the Kingdom of Tonga will be taken on the 30th November,
2011 and all persons within the Kingdom and its territorial waters at midnight of that
day were to be enumerated.

3 Appointment of the Government Statistician

The Government Statistician will be responsible for administration and completion
of this population census.

4 Duties of the Government Statistician

For the purpose of enabling the population census to be carried out, the Government
Statistician shall:

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(a) initiate the formation of a Census Steering Committee comprising
representatives of interested Government Departments, o her Statutory
Bodies, or such other persons who or institutions which may contribute to the
Population Census. The Steering Committee may review the plans and
arrangements for the population census and make sugge tions for their
improvement. The members of the Committee will also be responsible for
liaison between the census organization and the organizations they represent;

(b) divide the Kingdom into Census Districts and Census Blocks for the purposes
of the population census, and identify, and locate on maps, all places used for
human habitation as Households and, for each Househld so identified,
nominate a Head of Household.

(c) appoint or engage persons to assist in the taking of the population census, as
Supervisors, Enumerators or otherwise and assign specific duties related to
the census to them, and require them to be trained in the efficient and accurate
discharge of these duties. The public will be notified of the names of
Supervisors and Enumerators, the areas to which they are assigned, and any
identification by which they may be recognized by the public;

(d) require any persons employed for the purpose of the population census to
make a statutory declaration as set out in section 7 f the Statistics Act;

(e) prescribe the particulars to be stated on the population census schedule and
compile handbooks and specifications by which the population census is to be
conducted;

(f) organize a campaign to publicize and explain the aims, nature and benefits of
the population census using media such as internet, newspapers, radio,
television and posters.

(g) require all persons nominated as Head of Households, including persons in
charge of any institution, whether public or private, (including hotels,
hospitals, prisons, boarding houses, schools, military or religious quarters,
boats and ships whether berthed or in the territorial waters of the Kingdom,
excepting only tourist cruise ships and foreign naval vessels), to ensure that
all persons within their Households are enumerated s of the census date and
to inform a Census Supervisor if they have reason to believe that their
Household or any person therein, has been omitted;

(h) initiate a Post-enumeration Survey, to follow the main enumeration, for the
purpose of checking on the accuracy and completeness of the population
census;

(i) authorize and organize the processing of the information gained from the
population census;

(j) commission the analysis of the census information, the writing of Reports on
the Population Census and arrange for the publication and dissemination of
such reports;

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(k) organize a campaign to publicize the results of the population census,
employing methods such as user-group workshops, publication of census
results in non-technical form and in the vernacular language;

(l) certify and provide to the Electoral Boundaries Commission (EBC) such
information, calculations and projections that the Commission may require to
enable it to perform its functions under the Electoral Boundaries Commission
Act 2010.

5 Particulars that may be required

The following shall be the matters of which particulars may be required.

(a) Full Name

(b) Sex

(c) Date of Birth and/or Age

(d) Citizenship

(e) Ethnicity

(f) Marital Status

(g) Place of Birth

(h) Education

(i) Economic Activity and/or Employment

(j) Characteristics of Household and Dwelling

(k) Migration history

(l) Fertility history (for women only)

(m) Source of income or support

(n) Land Holdings

(o) Religion

(p) Any other matters on which it is considered desirable to collect statistical
information in the process of ascertaining the social, economic or civil
condition of the population.




Made in Nuku’alofa on this 7th day of October 2011.





Hon. Sunia Fili

Minister for Finance

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