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Country Profile of Niue

Main statistical agency
Main statistical agency name
Statistics Niue
Web address
Position in the government
Statistics Niue is a unit of the Economic Planning Development and Statistics (EPDS) Office of the Premiers Department. Statistics Niue reports to the Secretary of Government (Head of Department) and the Minister of EPDS in the Government of Niue.
Organizational structure and finance
Head of Premiers Department

Head of EPDS

Government Statistician (Chief Executive)

National Demographer

Data Entry Officer
Multi-annual or annual work program
An annual work program for the office is formulated in accordance with the provisions stipulated in the EPDS Annual Corporate Plan and is agreed between the chief executive of Statistics Niue, Head of EPDS and the Minister of EPDS. It specifies the statistical outputs that are to be produced, along with their quality, quantity, frequency, and timeliness.
Main duties
To meet its responsibilities stated in the Corporate Plan, Statistics Niue's main roles are:

* Deliver (through production and dissemination of)accurate and timely official statistical information that meets the needs of key users and equally available to everyone;

* Ensure that official statistics are of high intergrity and quality;

* Provide sound advice to other statistical agencies of the Niue Government ensuring that standards are upheld; and

* Provide professional advice to the users of statistics whenever the need arises.

Brief history and other relevant background information
Brief history and other relevant background information
Statistics Niue, as one of the smallest statistical office in the region has come a long way as a service provider regarding statistical information. Although the office has experienced problems that are beyond its control, in particular staff number and services recognition, it continues to maintain a steady progress in its operation to ensure the services it is providing meet the needs of its users.

Legal basis
Legal basis
The Census Act 1971 is the legislation in office that provides the legal basis for taking of the five-yearly Population, Household and Dwelling Census. A more comprehensive Statistics Bill 2006 has been drafted, and covers all the 'official statistics' of Niue, the office, and the duties of the executive of Statistics Niue. The section on the Statistics Act 2006 is "under construction" on the website.

Other producers of official statistics
Other producers of official statistics
Niue Health Department
Niue Education Department
Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries of Niue
Niue Department of Environment

Statistical advisory bodies
Statistical advisory bodies

Data collection
Most recent population census
9 September 2006
Access to administrative data
Access to administrative data is limited until the Statistical Act is enacted.
Data confidentiality
Data confidentiality is observed as part of 'working ethics'. The Statistics Act of 2006 will provide a more comprehensive data confidentiality framework once it comes into place.

Data dissemination
Release calendar (existence, when and how published)
Statistics Niue published the following:
1. Quarterly statistical releases (2 weeks after end of quarter) for-
* Niue Consumer Price Index
* Migration and Tourism Statistics
* Education: Net Enrolments
* Population Estimates
There are other statistics to be added to this list when they are made available. These includes -
* Imports and Exports
* Imported Vehicles
* Fuel Consumption

2. Half yearly releases includes -
* Vital Statistics
* Labour Force

3. Annual releases includes -
* Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
* Government Revenue and Expenditure
* Balance of Payments (to be revived)

All statistical releases are published and printed in office for a limited numbers only BUT is available to everyone on the office website.
Main publications
Consumer Price Index
Labour Force
Vital Stats
Niue Population Profile 1997
Niue Population, Household and Dwelling Census 2001
Niue Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2002
Poverty in Niue - The Analysis 2004
Niue Annual Abstracts 2001-2002
Languages of main publications
All publications are published in English.
How are data disseminated (Paper, CD Rom, Website, online databases, databanks)?
Data are disseminate in printed form (limited copies only) and on the website.
Availability of microdata for research purposes
None at the moment but will be considered once the Statistics Act comes into place.

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