The Tonga Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was conducted in 2019 by the Tonga Statistics Department in collaboration with Ministry of Health with technical support of Ministry of Internal Affairs – Women’s Affairs and Gender Equality Division (WAGED) and other key Government Ministries UNICEF, UNFPA, the Pacific Community (SPC) and other partners. The survey provides statistically sound and internationally comparable data essential for developing evidence-based policies and programs, and for monitoring progress toward national goals and global commitments.
The Tonga MICS 2019 has as its primary objectives:
• To provide high quality data for assessing the situation of children, adolescents, women and households in Tonga;
• To furnish data needed for monitoring progress toward national goals, as a basis for future action;
• To collect disaggregated data for the identification of disparities, to inform policies aimed at social inclusion of the most vulnerable;
• To validate data from other sources and the results of focused interventions;
• To generate data on national and global SDG indicators;
• To generate internationally comparable data for the assessment of the progress made in various areas, and to put additional efforts in those areas that require more attention;
• To generate behavioural and attitudinal data not available in other data sources.
Version 01: This is the final clean, labelled, and anonymized version of the master file.
-HOUSEHOLD: Household characteristics; Household belongings; Communication; Agriculture; Social Transfers; Household Energy use; Food Insecurity Experiences; Water and sanitation; Handwashing; Salt iodisation.
-HOUSEHOLD MEMBER: Individual charateristics; Education.
-WOMEN IN REPRODUCTIVE AGE: Education; Literacy; Individual characteristics; Mass Media and ICT; Fertility and birth history; Maternal and newborn health; Post-natal health checks; Contraception; Unmet need; Attitudes toward domestic violence; Victimisation; Marriage/union; Adult functioning; Sexual behaviour; HIV/AIDS; Human Papillomavirus; Sexually transmitted infections; Tobacco and alcohol use; Domestic violence; Life satisfaction.
-BIRTH HISTORY: Birth history.
-MEN IN REPRODUCTIVE AGE: Education; Literacy; Individual characteristics; Mass Media and ICT; Fertility; Attitudes toward domestic violence; Victimisation; Marriage/union; Adult functioning; Sexual behaviour; HIV/AIDS; Sexually transmitted infections; Tobacco and alcohol use; Life satisfaction.
-MOTHERS OR PRIMARY CARETAKERS OF CHILDREN UNDER 5: Education; Individual characteristics; Birth registration; Early childhood development; Child discipline; Child functioning; Breastfeeding and dietary intake; Immunisation; Care of illness.
-MOTHERS OR PRIMARY CARETAKERS OF CHILDREN AGE 5-17: Education; Child's background; Child labour; Child discipline; Child functioning; Parental involvement; Foundational learning skills.
* Collection start: 2019
* Collection end: 2019
|Publisher||Pacific Data Hub|
|Modified||29 November 2022|
|Release Date||16 November 2020|
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location||Array|