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Household Expenditure (including sum of household consumption expenditure and non-consumption expenditure etc.
Household expenditure is defined as the sum of household consumption expenditure and the non-consumption expenditures of the household. The latter are those expenditures incurred by a household as transfers made to government, non-profit institutions and other households, without acquiring any goods or services in return for the satisfaction of the needs of its members. Household expenditure represents the total outlay that a household has to make to satisfy its needs and meet its "legal" commitments.
|Alcohol & Tobacco||59||57||59||56||67||41||34||117|
|Clothing & Footwear||45||34||45||41||34||8||16||28|
|Housing & Utilities||233||134||233||152||125||92||100||35|
|Household Furnishings & Equip.||90||62||90||61||63||39||95||74|
|Medical & Health||11||6||11||7||5||1||5||0|
|Restaurant & Hotels||51||20||51||25||20||7||11||4|
|Miscellaneious Gds & Ser.||94||61||94||71||55||34||40||47|
|Remittances-Received in Kind||79||53||79||58||37||44||69||66|
|Total Consumption Expenditure||1856||1459||1856||1556||1459||1037||1229||1475|
|Contributions to Church||152||135||152||162||89||69||152||72|
|Contributions to Village||3||8||3||7||7||5||12||15|
|Contributions to School||17||13||17||13||12||20||14||8|
|Other Cash Gifts||192||186||192||198||217||136||70||146|
|Total Non-Consumption Exp.||505||447||505||490||432||275||397||335|
|Home Loan-Capital Payments||32||19||32||23||18||4||21||0|
|Savings (Credit Union, Life Ins.)||13||1||13||1||0||2||2||4|
|Total Other Expenditure||70||41||70||52||22||7||72||4|
Household Income (including household income for urban and rural household etc.)
Household Income is defined to cover: (i) income from employment (both paid and self-employment); (ii) property income, (iii) income from the production of household services for own consumption; and (iv) current transfers received.
|Income from Employment|
|Wages & Salary - current job||1,083||551||1,083||662||452||255||297||576|
|Wages & Salary - previous job||49||18||49||23||5||9||33||19|
|Wages & Salary - casual jobs||19||25||19||17||43||39||20||35|
|Home Produce Consumed||68||206||68||173||251||224||235||452|
|Welfare, NFF & Child support||24||11||24||10||20||136||10||0|
|Total Household Income||2,169||1,505||2,169||1,541||1,542||2,629||1,294||1,646|
|Irregular Gifts Received|
|Irregular cash gifts||284||168||284||167||130||298||105||162|
|Home Produce - received||34||29||34||26||33||28||28||53|
|Bought Goods - received||115||110||115||117||112||80||104||68|
|Total Irregular gifts||433||307||433||310||275||406||237||283|
Manufacturing employment (number of person in manufacturing by ISIC Division from 2002 - 2006)
In the year 2006 there was a total of 1267 persons working in the manufacturing sector, representing a 15% decrease from 2005. Over the years 2002-2006 the total number of employees working in the manufacturing sector steadily rises from 2002, then falls in 2004, rise in 2005 then fall again in 2006. The fall is represented by a decrease in number of employees in the Food products and Beverage group of 17%, the wood and products of wood group by 24%, the Publishing and printing group by 30%, the Fabricated Metal products group by 24% and the Other Manufacturing industries group by 22%.
Table below shows the number of person in manufacturing by ISIC Division from 2002 - 2006.
Manufacturing employment by ISIC division for 2002-2006
|15 Food products and beverage||704||761||825||853||710|
|20 Wood and products of wood||77||87||79||106||81|
|22 Publishing and printing||109||108||102||104||73|
|26 Non-metallic mineral products||70||87||30||75||97|
|28 Fabricated Metal products||37||36||41||63||48|
|36 Manufacture of furniture||90||102||70||77||93|
|37 Other manufacturing industries||171||194||186||212||165|
Manufacturing production (including production in the groups of food product and beverage products)
Total manufacturing production of Tonga in 2006 declined from 32 million pa'anga in 2005 to 27 million pa'anga in 2006 which is a total decrease of 15%. The decrease in total manufacturing production took place mainly in the groups of Food products and Beverage products which fell by 19%, the Non-metallic Mineral products fell by 31%, the Fabricated Metal products fell by 75%, and the Other Manufacturing industries fell by 11%. The decline in these groups offset the increases in the Chemical and Chemical products group and the Manufactures of Furniture group. Table below shows more detailed information on production by ISIC division.
Manufacturing production by ISIC division for 2001-2006
|15 Food products and beverages||16,662||17,640||22,249||18,514||20,238||16,404|
|22 Publishing and printing||1,269||1,141||1,311||1,389||1,283||1,273|
|24 Chemicals and chemical products||2,949||4,616||4,113||5,204||2,047||3,143|
|26 Non-metallic mineral products||3,068||3,226||3,520||2,062||3,990||2,761|
|28 Fabricated metal products||1,640||1,682||807||1,052||1,193||302|
|36 Manufactures of Furniture||1,570||1,530||1,150||1,621||1,272||1,644|
|37 Other manufacturing industries||1,090||1,202||3,169||2,007||2,131||1,887|
Manufacturing Wages/Salaries by ISIC division for 2002-2006
Total manufacturing wages and salaries increased by 17% from year 2002 to 2006. However, between 2005 and 2006 total manufacturing wages fell by 2%.
Table below gives more detailed information of manufacturing wages and salaries.
|15 Food products and beverages||2,511||2,804||3,037||3,011||2,945|
|20 Wood and products of wood||274||225||231||320||162|
|22 Publishing and printing||648||610||562||544||645|
|26 Non-metallic mineral products||337||347||132||258||307|
|28 Fabricated metal products||144||140||371||250||189|
|36 Manufacture of furniture||390||555||445||516||614|
|37 Other manufacturing industries||553||123||280||293||245|
The Statistics Department produces report on Labour Force Survey. Labour Force Survey are carried out on an occasional basis. In 1990, 1993/94 and 2003. Labour Force Survey 2003 is the recent survey and it covers those age 15 and over in the whole Kingdom. It covers usually resident population including any that were absent from the household. Information includes age, sex, activity, current and usual employment status, hours worked and wages.
Comparison of key labour market indicators over time.
|Labour force participation rate||%||Both sexes||63.6||59.5||55.4|
|(age 15 and over)||Males||74.59999999999999||74.2||75.59999999999999|
|Employment to population ratio||%||Both sexes||60.3||58.8||53.1|
|(age 15 and over)||Males||72||73.59999999999999||73.90000000000001|
|Employment by sector % distribution||Both sexes||100||100||100|
|1990 and 1993/94 - age 10 and over||Agricultures||31.8||39.4||38.1|
|2003 - age 15 and over||Industry||30.6||25.7||20.6|
|Unemployment rate(age 15 and over)||%||Both sexes||5.2||0.8||2.3|
|(a) Youth unemployment rate(age 15-24)||%||Both sexes||11.9||3.2||8.300000000000001|
|(b) Ratio of youth unemployment rate to adult||Both sexes||3.3||4.2||3.4|
|unemployment rate (age 15-24/25+)||Males||4.8||2.2||4.8|
|(c) Youth unemployment as aproportion of||%||Both sexes||43||55.9||57.3|
|total unemployment (age 15-24 / 15+)||Males||54||41.2||64.40000000000001|
|(d) Youth unemployment as aproportion of the||%||Both sexes||4.6||1.3||3.6|
|youth population (age 15-24)||Males||4.5||0.7||3|
|Number of wage and salary||Both sexes||15,597||13,195|