Provincial Statistical Indicator (PSI)
Provincial Statistical Indicators (PSI) report is a first of its kind and contains a small fraction of available official statistics collected and combines at provincial level. Most of the provincial level data were processed by the branch office from a various data sources.
This report provides an analysis of the Socio‐Economic indicators collected and analyse at the provincial level. A snapshot analysis of the indicators were from the province of Malampa.
The aim of this report is to provide an analysis about the Socio‐Economic indicators within the province of Malampa with strong emphasis on demographic trends, commodities & other sectoral trends, patterns and levels.
The office will continue to work on this same report for other provinces, and to ensure that the report is compiled on a regular basis.
1. Population and Housing
Population of Malampa Province
The 2009 Population Census estimates that 40,000 persons living in Malampa province since 2014, of which 50.4% were male and 49.6% female. Key feature of the Malampa population is that it has a young age structure with 38% of the population aged under 15 years and only 8% aged over 60 years. The age group of 12‐30 years is used in the official youth policy and accounts 14,066 of young people in Malampa Province since 2014 according to the 2009 population estimates and of which 52% (7,379) were males compare to 48% (6,687) females. In addition, youth population represent 35% of the total population of Malampa province.
The 2009 Population Census indicated that the average household size for Malampa ia 4.6 persons live together in one household within the main islands of Malampa province, with the largest household counts in Malekula (7,453), Ambrym (2,071) and Paama with 437. By percentage, 70% of housing in Malampa province especially roof type is constructed from traditional material. North West Malekula and South East Ambrym area council with the highest percentage of households with tradition roof materials representing 89.7% in North West Malekula and 81.4% in South East Ambrym.
2. Health and Disability
Smoking and drinking habits
The 2009 Population Census collected information on person aged 15years and over especially on their consumption habits with respect to smoking cigarettes or tobacco and drinking alcohol and kava. Evident that in Malampa province, more than one‐quarter of these population consume kava and cigrattes compare to majority of the population who do not.
Disability by type
The 2009 Population Census collected information on whether a person had any difficulties or health problems in seeing, hearing, walking, remembering and/or concentrating regardless of the severity of the difficulties experience. It also ask whether a person is blind, deaf, lame or senile. Overall, 50% of female indicated some forms of disability out of the total population reported a disability compare to more than 45% of males in Malampa province.
Sanitation (Main toilet facility)
Main toilet facility normally used by households in Malampa province is the use of Pit Latrine toilets representing 45% of total households in malampa compare to 14% of total households using ventilated improved pit latrine (VIP – Private).
Total Education Enrolment
According to the total enrolment, males still have more advantages over females within the primary and secondary level of enrolment. As evident, more than 50% of males into primary and secondary enrolement compare to female representing over 47% of total enrolment.
The standard student‐teacher’s ratio is 1 teacher to 30 student. Malampa province has shown a positive progress in this standard throught out each of the educational level in which likely that the student teacher’s ratio lies within the standard range. In contrast, the highest sudentteacher’s ratio is evident within the primary level since 2013 with a ratio of 1 teacher to 26 student.
Proportion of school drop‐outs
A significant trend in the total school drop‐outs within Malampa province over the year 2014 has indicated an increase of 2% (178) of school drops compare to the previous year which indicated a slight progress of 1% (84) school drop‐outs.