A very good reference for the statistically minded is the pdf version of the printed booklet called : “Census of Population and Housing 2004 – ATLAS”.
This was published in September 2006. I saw the printed form and said “I want one of those”. Now a replica of the printed booklet is available at :
Forgive me if I am telling you how to suck eggs but I am sure I looked for it on the above web site about a month ago and I am sure it wasn’t there. It was a whole collection of separate links to parts of the document. The single pdf file download is 13Mbytes so patience is required if you are not in an internet cafe or a luxurious workplace in Dili. For those on real broadband, you will barely have time to blow your nose.
One detailed article on the rice shortage can be found at :
I will admit to being wiser but not totally sorted on why.