The Tokelau Census of Population and Dwellings in 2011 yielded a resident population of 1411. The population was relatively young, with 33% below 15 years of age and 7.7% were 65 years and above. The crude birth rate is 15 per 1000 population (2009) and the crude death rate is five per 1000 population (2009).
Country health information profile
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Tokelau was assigned to the Western Pacific Region at the Sixth World Health Assembly ''without prejudice to any questions regarding sovereignty'' as an area in May 1953. New Zealand is still responsible for its external relations. Tokelau joined WHO on 8 May 1991 as an Associate Member. It is the Western Pacific Region’s only Associate Member.
Tokelau is covered by the WHO Representative Office in Apia, Samoa. It had been covered by the WHO Representative Office in the South Pacific from 1956. The WHO Representative Office in Apia, Samoa was established on 1 October 1986 to cover American Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tokelau.
WHO Country Office
Ioane Viliamu Building Beach Road Apia Western Samoa
P.O. Box 77 Apia, Western Samoa
(685) 24-976 (direct line)
08.00 - 12.00 13.00 - 17.00 (Monday to Friday)
Department of Health
Telephone number:(690) 4132
|Population (in thousands) ( 2006 )||1.47|
|Population aged 5-14 years (%) ( 2006 )||23.74|
|Life expectancy at birth (years) ( 1985 )||54|
|Under-five mortality rate (per 1000 live births) ( 2010 )|| not available
|Total health expenditure as % of GDP|| not available
|General government health expenditure as % of total government expenditure ( 2005 )||10.46|
|Human development index|| not available
|Per capita GDP at current market prices (US$) ( 2004 )||1007|
|Population below national poverty line (%)|| not available
|Literacy rate among adults aged >= 15 years (%) ( 2009 )||96|
|Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) ( 2007 )|| not available
|Proportion of the population using improved drinking water source ( 2010 )||100|
|Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) ( 2010 )||100|