Stat of the week: In Nauru, 0.6% of the population (aged 5+) identified as having seeing disabilities in 2019
The 4th of January will be World Braille Day. In Nauru, 0.6% of the population (aged 5+) identified as having seeing disabilities in 2019. Seeing disability is defined as a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual…
Stat of the week: In Vanuatu, 87% of youth with disabilities are not in education, employment or training in 2019
Photo: A local disability theatre group perform a play about the daily prejudices faced by people living with disability at the Wan Smolbag Theatre and Youth Centre, Port Vila, Vanuatu, February 2013. Credit: Flickr / Graham Crumb for DFAT
SPC’s 75th anniversary: 75 years of support in collection, analysis and dissemination of official statistics in the Pacific region
Since SPC’s establishment in 1947, the Organisation has been assisting the Pacific Island Counties and Territories in collecting, analysing and disseminating official statistics.
Rugby, household surveys and COVID-19
The Fiji Rugby Sevens Team continued to excel since the onset of COVID-19 - they won the 2020 Olympics, the World Rugby Sevens Series and are currently ranked 3rd in the world. At the same time, the Pacific National Statistics Offices have undertaken an…
The relevance of Statistical Classifications for PICTs
For the compilation of statistics data needs to be organised into homogenous groups with common characteristics. Statistical classifications facilitate this; they form the basis for the production of reliable and methodologically sound statistics to…
Advancing climate change monitoring in the Pacific Islands Countries and Territories through household surveys
No country is immune to the impacts of climate change, much less the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's most recent report indicates that climate change will likely increase the frequency and…
Pacific Data Hub Talanoa: The Power of Data Visualisation
The second Pacific Data Community of Practice Talanoa Session for 2022 is themed “The Power of Data Visualisation” and will explore the crucial role data visualisation plays in our everyday lives. We invite you join us for a Pacific Talanoa* on the role…
Stat of the week: In the Cook Islands, 1 in 10 ever-partnered women and girls (15+) was subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months (2018)
Did you know? In the Cook Islands, 1 in 10 ever-partnered women and girls (15+) was subjected to physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner in the previous 12 months (2018). This is one of the lowest reported rates…
Stat of the week: In Fiji, gross tourism earnings were only 3% of GDP in 2020
Did you know? In Fiji, gross tourism earnings were only 3% of GDP in 2020, a significant drop from the previous year (17% in 2019). This decrease was mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stat of the week: In Fiji, 19.61% of seats are held by women in the national parliament
Did you know? In Fiji, 19.61% of seats are held by women in the national parliament, up from 14% in 2015. These gender inequalities remain in many countries in the world.