Vital Statistics and Population Estimates - December Quarter, 2019

Vital Statistics and Population Estimates is a quarterly report on the total and resident population estimate based on vital events of birth and deaths plus net migration data derived from tourism migration data. It also reports on the various vital events such as births, deaths and marriages. Some basic demographic crude rates such as for birth, death and infants deaths including natural increase are also reported in this release.

Latest Release: December Quarter, 2019                 Released January, 2020


Key facts

Quarterly change

In the December 2019 quarter compared with the September 2019 quarter:

  • Cook Islands Total Population was estimated at 18,000 for December Quarter 2019, rapidly declining by 13.0% (2,700 people)

  • Resident population estimate stood at 16,800, showing a 5.1% (900 people) decrease when compared to September quarter 2019

  • Total births were less by 15.6%. In real numbers, there were 54 live births registered. Equally at 27 births were males and 27 births were females for December quarter 2019

  • Total number of deaths recorded was 25 (averaging to two deaths per week) decreasing by 26.5%. 12 deaths were males and 13 deaths were females.

  • Crude birth rates declined from 3.6 births per 1,000 population to 3.2 births per 1,000 population

  • Crude death rates decreased to 1.5 from 1.9 deaths per 1,000 population

  • Marriages dropped by 10.4%. 90% of marriages this quarter were visitors and 10% were residents

Annual change

From June year 2017 to June year 2018:

  • Cook Islands Total Population estimates stood at 20,200

  • Resident population estimates gradually increased 7.5%

 2019 4th qrt Pop Est Graph