Tuvalu Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2015-2016

Date created: 25 May 2022 Version 01

The main purpose of a HIES survey was to present high quality and representative national household data on income and expenditure in order to update Consumer Price Index (CPI), improve statistics on National Accounts and measure poverty within the country. These statistics are a requirement for evidence based policy-making in reducing poverty within the country and monitor progress in the national strategic plan "Te Kakeega 3".

The 2015-16 Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) is the third HIES that was conducted by the Central Statistics Division since Tuvalu gained political independence in 1978. With great assitance from the Pacific Community (SPC) experts, the HIES was conducted over a period of 12 months in urban (Funafuti) and rural (4 outer islands) areas. From a total of 1,872 households on Tuvalu, an amount of 38 percent sample of all households in Tuvalu was selected to provide valid response.

v01: Cleaned, labelled and anonymized version of the Master file.

-HOUSEHOLD: Housing characteristics, tenure expenditure, utilities and communication, land and home, goods and assets, vehicles and accessories, private travel details, services expenditure, special occasions, financial support, insurance and taxes, personal insurance, agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing activities, handicraft, property income, transfer income and other casual receipts, remittances.

-INDIVIDUAL: Demographic profile, labour force status, education, health, communication, members who left the household, clothing expenditure, luxury item expenditure, narcotics, deprivation, wages and salaries, non-subsistence business.

  • Collection start: 2015
  • Collection end: 2016
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Data and Resources

  • SPC_TUV_2015_HIES_v01_M_v01_A_PUF
Issued 2019-11-27
Modified 2020-10-04
Version 01
DCAT Type Dataset
Temporal Coverage From 2015-01-01
Temporal Coverage To 2016-12-31
Publisher Name
  • Central Statistics Division
Contact Point https://tuvalu.prism.spc.int/index.php/contact
Contact Name
  • Central Statistics Division