Demographics of the Cook Islands

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This article is about the demographic features of the population of the Cook Islands, including population density, ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, economic status, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

CIA World Factbook demographic statistics[edit]

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.

Population
10,447 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure (2013 est.)
  • 0-14 years: 23.4%
  • 15-24 years: 18.1%
  • 25-54 years: 38%
  • 55-64 years: 9.9%
  • 65 years and over: 10.6%
Population growth rate
-3.07% (2013 est.)
Birth rate
14.93 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate
7.66 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate
-0.99 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)
Infant mortality rate
14.81 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
  • Total population: 75.15 years
  • Male: 72.35 years
  • Female: 78.09 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate
2.31 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Nationality
  • Noun: Cook Islander(s)
  • Adjective: Cook Islander
Ethnic groups
Polynesian (full blood) 81.3%, Polynesian and European 7.7%, Polynesian and non-European 7.7%, European 2.4%, other 0.9%
Religions
Christian (majority of populace are members of the Cook Islands Christian Church)
Languages
English (official), Rarotongan, Penrhyn, Rakahanga-Manihiki, Pukapukan
Literacy
  • Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
  • Total population: 95%
  • Male: NA%
  • Female: NA%
See also: Cook Islands