The Human Truth Foundation

Niue

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#niue

Niue
StatusSelf-governing in Free Association with C
SovereigntyNew Zealand
CapitalAlofi
Land Area
LocationAustralasia, Polynesia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population
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

As a territory of New Zealand I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

2. Niue's Health

#alcohol #health #Niue #obesity #vaccines

Health:

Public health in Niue is very good. Niue comes in the best 20 in its immunizations take-up6 (the best in Australasia). And finally, it does worse than average in terms of its alcohol consumption rate7 (amongst the worst in Australasia). The number of overweight adults has increased by 14% between 1976 and 2016.
Alcohol Consumption (2016)7
Pos.Lower is better
Per Capita7
1Bangladesh0.0
2Kuwait0.0
3Libya0.0
...
103Sao Tome & Principe6.8
104Dominican Rep.6.9
105Antigua & Barbuda7.0
106Niue7.0
107China7.2
108Paraguay7.2
109Mongolia7.4
110Albania7.5
World Avg6.2
q=189.
Overweight Adults (2016)8
Pos.Lower is better
%8
1Vietnam18.3
2India19.7
3Bangladesh20.0
...
183Samoa77.6
184Tonga78.5
185Kiribati78.7
186Niue80.0
187Tuvalu81.9
188Marshall Islands83.5
189Cook Islands84.7
190Palau85.1
World Avg49.0
q=191.

Children's Health:

Infant Immunizations 2011-2015 (2015)6
Pos.Higher is better
Avg %6
1Hungary99.0
2China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
4Niue98.8
5Mongolia98.7
6Czechia98.7
7Seychelles98.6
8S. Korea98.6
9Sri Lanka98.4
10St Lucia98.2
11Bahrain98.2
12Iran98.1
World Avg88.3
q=194.

3. The Natural Environment

#biodiversity #the_environment

Convention on Biological Diversity
Pos.Earlier is better
Signed
1China1993 Dec 29
2Guinea1993 Dec 29
3Cook Islands1993 Dec 29
...
140Poland1996 Apr 17
141Lithuania1996 May 01
142Yemen1996 May 21
143Niue1996 May 28
144Madagascar1996 Jun 02
145Tanzania1996 Jun 06
146Eritrea1996 Jun 19
147Ireland1996 Jun 20
World Avg1899 Dec 30
q=197.

4. 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 below9:

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)10.

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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.