Fiji Population and Housing Census 1996

Date created: 25 May 2022 Version 01

The objectives of 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 the Fiji Islands.

Census data is now widely used to evaluate: - The availability of basic household needs in key sectors, to identify disadvantaged areas and help set priorities for action plans; - Benefits of development programmes in particular areas, such as literacy, employment and family planning;

In addition, census data is useful to asses manpower resources, identify areas of social concern and for the improvement in the social and economic status of women by giving more information about this formerly “hidden half" of the Fiji Islands population and formulating housing policies and programmes and investment of development funds.

Version 01: Edited version of the raw data captured by the Data Entry Operators during the Data Entry Stage.

The scope of the 1996 Population Census includes:

  • basic demographic characteristics of individuals in a particular household dwelling, including age, sex, ethnicity, religion, internal migration, educational attainment, economic activity and fertility;
  • basic household caharacteristics of the private dwellings, including tenure, sanitation, water and electricity, household wealth and household activities;
  • a special module on disability.

  • Collection start: 1996

  • Collection end: 1996
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Data and Resources

  • SPC_FJI_1996_PHC_v01_M
Issued 2019-05-20
Modified 2019-05-20
Version 01
DCAT Type Dataset
Temporal Coverage From 1996-01-01
Temporal Coverage To 1996-12-31
Publisher Name
  • Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics
Contact Point
Contact Name
  • The Government Statistician

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