AMERICAN SAMOA - Agricultural Census 1990


AMERICAN SAMOA - Agricultural Census 1990


Explanatory Notes
Tables

EXPLANATORY NOTES - AMERICAN SAMOA

HISTORICAL OUTLINE: The U.S. Bureau of the Census conducted the first agricultural enumeration in American Samoa as part of the 1920 Decennial Census Program. Agricultural censuses have been carried out every 10 years since, in conjunction with the Population and Housing censuses.

ORGANIZATION: The Agriculture Census in American Samoa was an adjunct to the 1990 Census of Population and Housing. In December 1989, the Governor of American Samoa signed memoranda of agreement with the U.S. Census Bureau, for the 1990 Population and Housing census, including agriculture enumeration: the Census Bureau agreed to provide technical assistance at various levels, and the Territorial Government accepted responsibility for conducting the census, for recruiting and training local office and field staff, and for the supervision of local administrative matters.

The Decennial Planning Division of the U.S. Bureau of the Census hadprimary supervisory responsibility for census undertaking, while the Outlying Areas Statistics Branch of the Agriculture Division served as primary planning and coordinating office. The central office of the census was established in Pago Pago, on Tutuila Island. The census staff was composed of 1 project manager, 1 census advisor, 1 office operation supervisor, 2 field operations supervisors, 18 crew leaders, 9 office clerks and 92 enumerators.

ENUMERATION PERIOD: The census was carried out in the period April to August 1990.

REFERENCE DATE: The reference dates/periods are the enumeration day for Inventory data, and calendar year 1989 for data on Production.

DEFINITION: Farm is any place that had sales of US $100 or more of agricultural products during the census year.

COVERAGE: The census covered the entire country.

FRAME: Lists of Address Register Areas (ARA) were prepared and given to enumerators.

METHODS: The census of agriculture was conducted by direct enumeration in conjunction with the Population and Housing Census. House to house canvassing was carried out to enumerate each ARA.

On the last page of the Population and Housing questionnaire there was an agriculture screening section. The enumerator was required to complete an agriculture questionnaire when a positive answer was received to anyone of the five screening questions.

DATA SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census - 1987 Census of Agriculture - American Samoa - Vol.1, Part 55

MAILING ADDRESS: Data User Services Division, Customer Services, Bureau of the Census, Washington DC 20233; Tel. (301) 763-1113 (General Information)


AMERICAN SAMOA - Agricultural Census 1990
Abbreviations:
no. = number
Ha = hectares
MT = metric tons
hds = heads

NUMBER AND AREA OF HOLDINGS
BY SIZE OF TOTAL AREA OF HOLDING
All holdings
Numberno.384
AreaHa2349
Under 0.4 Ha
Numberno.19
AreaHa4
0.4 - 1.2 Ha
Numberno.76
AreaHa47
1.2 - 2 Ha
Numberno.69
AreaHa100
2 - 3.2 Ha
Numberno.56
AreaHa127
3.2 - 4 Ha
Numberno.7
AreaHa24
4 - 8.1 Ha
Numberno.96
AreaHa452
8.1 - 16.2 Ha
Numberno.40
AreaHa409
16.2 - 20.2 Ha
Numberno.3
AreaHa53
20.2 Ha and over
Numberno.18
AreaHa1134
TENURE
Holdings operated under one form of tenure
Holdings no.368
AreaHa2308
Holdings owned or in ownerlike possession
Holdings no.358
AreaHa2284
Holdings rented from others
Holdings no.10
AreaHa24
Holdings under more than one form of tenure
Holdings no.16
AreaHa41
HOLDERS BY AGE
Holders, totalno.384
Under 25 years of ageno.9
25 to 34 years of ageno.32
35 to 44 years of ageno.81
45 to 54 years of ageno.130
55 to 64 years of ageno.78
65 years of age and overno.54
HOLDERS BY TYPE OF ACTIVITY
Holders engaged mainly:
In agricultural work on the holdingno.139
In work off the holdingno.245
LAND USE (area)
Agricultural landHa1817
CroplandHa1680
Land under cropsHa1462
Other croplandHa219
Land under perm. meadows/pasturesHa137
All other landHa532
CROPS, TEMPORARY (area)
Taro (cocoyam)Ha236
YamsHa15
CucumbersHa14
CabbagesHa9
Sugar caneHa6
Beans, greenHa4
CassavaHa2
MaizeHa2
MelonsHa1
CROPS, PERMANENT
Avocados
Holdings reportingno.63
Treesno.590
Bananas
Holdings reportingno.354
Breadfruit
Holdings reportingno.299
Treesno.53890
Cocoa
Holdings reportingno.24
Treesno.1801
Coconut
Holdings reportingno.291
Treesno.255696
Grapefruit
Holdings reportingno.14
Treesno.638
Lemons
Holdings reportingno.117
Treesno.2199
Limes
Holdings reportingno.45
Treesno.441
Mangoes
Holdings reportingno.124
Treesno.886
Oranges
Holdings reportingno.76
Treesno.1392
Papayas
Holdings reportingno.167
Treesno.12556
Pineapples
Holdings reportingno.100
Treesno.26833
LIVESTOCK
Cattle
Holdings reportingno.4
Animalshds179
Pigs
Holdings reportingno.263
Animalshds7580
Horses / Mules / Asses
Holdings reportingno.2
Chickens
Holdings reportingno.173
Animalshds27401
MACHINERY / EQUIPMENT
Tractors
Holdings reportingno.8
Unitsno.8
Trucks
Holdings reportingno.14
Unitsno.17