2011 Tokelau Census atoll profiles

The 2011 Tokelau Census of Population and Dwellings was held on 18 October 2011. These Tokelau atoll profiles provide a series prepared by Statistics New Zealand and the Tokelau Statistics Unit for each of the three atolls of Tokelau, based on the 2011 Tokelau Census. The atoll profiles make basic comparisons between one atoll and Tokelau as a whole but do not compare the atolls with one another.

Profiles are available (from the Available files box above) for:

  • Atafu
  • Fakaofo
  • Nukunonu.

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 profiles use 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.

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Published 29 February 2012