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Labour Market Statistics

Key Labour Market Statistics from census 2001

2001 Census      
Total Employment Total   Urban   Rural  
  Male Female Male Female Male Female
Number of persons employed 387 276 138 122 249 154
Number of persons unemployed 62 22 23 1 39 21
Unemployment rate 13.80% 7.38% 15.13% 0.81% 8.41% 13.82%
Unemployment rate, 15 - 24 year olds na na na na na na
Employment in the Public Sector Total   Urban   Rural  
  Male Female Male Female Male Female
Number of persons employed 236 162 70 63 166 99
Employment in the Private Sector Total   Urban   Rural  
  Male Female Male Female Male Female
  151 114 68 59 83 55

Statistics Niue - Census 2001

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Definition of employed: Persons in the Labour Force who are Working Full time, Working Part-time, and working for sale.

Definition of unemployed: Persons in the Labour Force who are Working to produce for own use and Not working but actively looking for a job.

Source: Statistics Niue Census 2001

Total Employees in the Niue Public Service by Year

Government Departments 378 360 360 352 352 364 *381
Government Corporations 86 85 73 75 69 74 *121

To view the details of the number of workers in each department or corporation please click on the appropriate link. Source: Administration Department (National Budgets) - * From Head of Departments and Managers

Total Employees in the Niue Private Sector by Year

Private Enterprises na na na na na na 210#

Source: Niue Statistics - Census 2001

Economic Statistics

The Economic Statistics put out by Statistics Niue office was compiled in conjunction with the various Private Businesses and individuals and also Government Departments and Corporations. The Statistician on behalf of the staff of Statistics Niue would like to extend to all parties concern our big Fakaaue lahi for all the assistance and support and looking forward to your continuous support in the future.


Economic Stats - Latest Figures & Downloads

Consumer Price Index (Dec 2010):  47.9% - icon Download CPI Time-Series - March 2011 Release

Gross Domestic Product

($NZ'000) (2009): 

25,460 (Current Prices)  - icon Download GDP Time-Series

Gross Domestic Product

($NZ) (2009):

16,575 (Current Prices per Capita)

Gross Domestic Product 

($NZ'000) (2009): 

18,410 (Constant Prices)

Gross Domestic Product 

($NZ) (2009): 

11,985 (Constant Prices per Capita)

Total Imports $NZ'000 (2008) 10,986 - Trend since 1996
Total Exports $NZ'000 (2008) 27 - icon Download Trade Time-Series

CPI Downloads and Overview (Sept_11)

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CPI Figures at a Glance


Niue Consumer Price Index:

September 2011  

Main mover of CPI

for this quarter:

Base Year 2003 = 100 points

Transport and Communication Group 2.47%

September 2011 : 153.3 points

Price increase relative to Base Year:

June 2011 : 148.2 points

Percentage increase (8.0 years) 53.3%

Movements / Inflation:

Price Increase (Sep’11) $53.26

3 months 3.4%

Current Price (Sep ‘11) $153.26


CPI Overview

Statistics Niue is very happy to put out this statistical release of the Niue Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the quarter ending September 2011.

What is the Consumer Price Index? Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures changes in the prices of goods and services that households consume. Such changes affect the real purchasing power of consumers’ incomes and their welfare. As the prices of different goods and services do not all change at the same rate, a price index can only reflect their average movement. (ILO Consumer Price Index Manual: Theory and Practices (2004))


The Niue Consumer Price Index : September 2003 – March 2011



The CPI: The Niue Consumer Price Index (CPI-All Groups denotes CPI) for the quarter ending September 2011 stood at 153.3 points, 5.2 points (rounded) higher than that of the previous quarter ending June 2011. This difference is translated to a 3.48% price movement or inflation rate (View table). It indicates that in general the prices of goods and services purchased by consumers have increased by almost four percent in the last three months (June- September) compared to the 0.12% movement in the previous three months ending June 2011. The YTD (year to date: January-September 2011) movement of the CPI now stood at 3.6% high or a general level of increase of prices of goods and services bought by consumers. There is projection for it to further increase in the next quarter.

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CPI Movements (3, 6, 12 Months)

The Niue Consumer Price Index Movements (3, 6 and 12 months) for the quarter ending September 2011

Table 2: Point Differences and Relative Price Movement Rates for Individual groups for the Quarter, Six-Months and 12-Months ending September 2011. View or icon Download the Excel Table Package


2.1       Three months or quarterly movement

The quarterly (3 months) inflation rate or price movement came to 3.48%; ranging from 13.87% high in the Transport and Communication group to a low of 0.05% in the Household Operations group. The item groups with significance movements (more than the CPI) were Transport and Communication (13.87%) and Tobacco and Alcohol (4.84%).


2.2       Six and Twelve month’s movements:

For the six months period to September 2011 the inflation rate was 3.60%. Items in the Food, Housing, Transport and Communication, and Miscellaneous groups were the main movers.


For the twelve months period (September 2010 to September 2011) the inflation rate stood at 4.0%, and the main movers were commodities in the Tobacco and Alcohol (12.9%), and Transport and Communications (11.3%) groups.


2.3       Groups’ contributions to the price movements: 

The original percentage contributions of the different groups to the CPI were determined by the weights allocated to the ‘basket of goods and services’- the basket and weights were rebased in September 2003.  

At the end of this quarter (September 2011) the major contributor to the 3.48 % inflationwere items from Transport and Communication group with a total contribution of 2.47%.


Table 3: Groups’ contributions to the CPI for Quarter ending September 2011. View




Chart 3: The Group’s Contributions to All Groups Changes – September 2011. 


Note: Numerical difference of figures is the result of rounding.


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