The Kingdom of Tonga is a small state of the Commonwealth made up of 176 islands with a population of just over 105,000. Tonga has made good progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and recognises the potential of open and distance learning (ODL) to support development and education. Tonga contributes to COL’s budget.

 

School-age Population by Education Level1

14,538

 

9,896

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20121

92.9%

 

89.2%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20131

n/a

 

n/a

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

54.5%

 

23.3%

Secondary(2011)

 

Tertiary (2000)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2015

 

Literacy rate (2011)1

99.4%

 

99.3%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

54%

 

70%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

4%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

74

 

69

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

29.4 54.6
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
1.6 0.1
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
15.5 35
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in April, 2015