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Profile of Tokelau Ata o Tokelau: 2011 Tokelau Census of Population and Dwellings

Profile of Tokelau Ata o Tokelau is the final official release from the 2011 Tokelau Census of Population and Dwellings.

This report complements the previous releases and is aimed at a broad and knowledgeable audience. There is detailed analysis on a range of census topics including: population and demography, social and cultural life, education, paid and unpaid work, and household and dwelling information. There is also a methodology section about the census process, which makes this the most comprehensive report available for users. 

The 2011 Tokelau Census was conducted on Tuesday, 18 October 2011 by both local and Statistics NZ staff. Significant planning went into the development, collection, and output of the 2011 Tokelau Census. We consulted Tokelau Public Service staff, key atoll stakeholders, including the general managers, and staff from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on aspects of the census (eg questionnaire content and outputs), where appropriate. The 2011 census form was based on the 2006 version, with small content changes and some improvements to existing questions. 

If you would like to know more about a topic found in the profile, please refer to one of the more detailed census reports available from the 2011 Tokelau Census page.  

Population count definitions

The profile uses three different population concepts. These are: the de jure usually resident population, the usually resident population present in Tokelau on census night, and the census night population.

De jure usually resident population

The de jure population count consists of the usually resident population present in Tokelau on census night plus usual residents who were temporarily overseas at the time of the census. This includes Tokelauan Tokelau Public Service employees based in Apia and their immediate families.

Usually resident population present in Tokelau on census night

The usually resident population present in Tokelau on census night is a count of all people who usually live in Tokelau, and were present in Tokelau on census night. This count excludes visitors from overseas and residents who were temporarily overseas on census night.

Residents who were away from their usual address (ie on another atoll) but were in Tokelau on census night are counted as part of the population of the atoll where they usually live. This ensures they form part of the usually resident population present in Tokelau on census night for their home atoll.

Census night population

The census night population count gives a snapshot of the population at a point in time. It is the number of people at the place where they were interviewed on census night. This count includes overseas visitors as well as visitors from elsewhere in Tokelau. It excludes Tokelau residents temporarily overseas.

Printable version

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Published 10 May 2012

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