Agriculture Census


The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, in collaboration with the Statistics and Immigration Office and the technical assistance from UN-FAO sub regional organisation will be conducting the Agriculture Census 2021 in August.

About the Agriculture Census:

The census of agriculture is the principal means of collecting basic agricultural statistics in a country as part of an integrated program of data collection and compilation aimed at providing a comprehensive source of statistical information for agricultural purposes, as well as for research, businesses and other uses, in addition to the usual statistical uses.

The census of agriculture provides a snapshot of agriculture in a country and an opportunity to identify trends or structural breaks in the sector as well as possible areas for intervention. Census data are used as a basis or benchmark for current statistics but the value of these data is increased when the results are combined with the results of other investigations and used for planning and policy purposes, including areas of investment and informed business decisions.

There has only been a total of two agriculture censuses conducted in Niue. The first was conducted in 1989 under the authority of the Niue Assembly Census Ordinance 1971, No. 68 and the Amendment Act 1976.

Both Agriculture Census were conducted by the Statistics Office in collaboration with  the Department of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (DAFF).

A summary of findings from the 2 agriculture census are shown below:

Previous reports

Agricultural Census of Niue 2009


Niue Agricultural Census 1989