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.

A census is carried out every five years in the Cook Islands. The last census was carried out in 2016 and the next census will be carried out in December 2021.[1]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1902 8,213—    
1906 8,518+3.7%
1911 8,655+1.6%
1916 8,805+1.7%
1921 9,459+7.4%
1926 10,082+6.6%
1936 12,246+21.5%
1945 14,088+15.0%
1951 15,079+7.0%
1961 18,378+21.9%
1966 19,247+4.7%
1971 21,322+10.8%
1976 18,126−15.0%
1981 17,743−2.1%
1986 17,614−0.7%
1996 19,103+8.5%
2001 18,027−5.6%
2006 19,342+7.3%
2011 17,794−8.0%
2016 17,434−2.0%
Source: [2]

Vital statistics[edit]

Births and deaths[3]

Year Population Live births Deaths Natural increase Crude birth rate Crude death rate Rate of natural increase TFR
2001 18,027 315 88 227 21.0 2.9
2002 279 97 182
2003 294 92 202
2004 15,169 297 99 198
2005 275 91 184
2006 19,342 279 85 194 19.1 6.5 12.6 2.5
2007 296 84 212
2008 261 56 205
2009 255 67 188 12.6 3.2 9.4
2010 286 92 194 12.1 3.9 8.2
2011 17,794 262 72 190 17.8 4.9 12.9 2.6
2012 19,500 259 104 155 18.1 7.3 10.8
2013 18,600 256 115 141 18.2 8.2 10.0
2014 18,600 204 113 91 15.0 8.3 6.7
2015 18,400 205 102 103 15.5 7.7 7.8
2016 17,434 242 87 155 20.5 7.4 13.1 2.5
2017 19,500 222 93 129 14.2 6.0 8.2
2018 18,600 239 123 116 15.0 7.7 7.3
2019 20,200 225 105 120 13.2 6.1 7.1

CIA World Factbook demographic statistics[edit]

The following demographic statistics are from the CIA World Factbook, unless otherwise indicated.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mfem.gov.ck/statistics/census-and-surveys/census
  2. ^ http://www.mfem.gov.ck/statistics/census-and-surveys/census/142-census-2016
  3. ^ "VITAL STATISTICS AND POPULATION ESTIMATES MARCH QUARTER 2020" (PDF). MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT. Retrieved 17 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Australia-Oceania ::: COOK ISLANDS". CIA The World Factbook.
  5. ^ Crocombe, R. G. (1990). Voluntary Service and Development in the Cook Islands. University of the South Pacific. p. 8. ISBN 9789820200234.