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Niue

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Niue
StatusSelf-governing in Free Association with C
SovereigntyNew Zealand
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalAlofi
Land Area
LocationAustralasia, Polynesia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesNU, NIU, 5701
Internet Domain.nu2
CurrencyDollar (NZD)3
Telephone+6834

1. Overview

Niue's remoteness, as well as cultural and linguistic differences between its Polynesian inhabitants and those of the rest of the Cook Islands, have caused it to be separately administered. The population of the island continues to drop (from a peak of 5,200 in 1966 to an estimated 1,311 in 2011) with substantial emigration to New Zealand 2,400 km to the southwest.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5

2. Niue National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for Niue to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of New Zealand I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below6:

Christian96.4%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated3.3%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Ekalesia Niue (Niuean Church - a Protestant church closely related to the London Missionary Society) 61.1%, Latter-Day Saints 8.8%, Roman Catholic 7.2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2.4%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.4%, other 8.4%, unspecified 8.7%, none 1.9% (2001 census)7.

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4. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

There isn't much information in the database for Niue, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/niue.html
Parent page: The Human Truth Foundation

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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

World Health Organisation. (WHO)
(2014) Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health. A copy can be found on the WHO website. Accessed 2015 Jan 04. It "presents a comprehensive perspective on the global, regional and country consumption of alcohol, patterns of drinking, health consequences and policy responses in Member States" and was published in Geneva on 2014 May 12.

Footnotes

  1. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  2. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  3. According to ISO4217.^
  4. According to ITU-T.^
  5. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ne.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  6. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  7. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  8. WHO (2014) Appendix 1. Alcohol Per Capita Consumption in liters of pure alcohol, 15+ years age population, consumed in 2010. Lower is better.^

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