Vital Statistics and Population Estimates - March Quarter, 2017

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: March Quarter, 2017.                 Released April, 2017

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Key facts

Quarterly change

In the March 2017 quarter compared with the December 2016 quarter:

  • Cook Islands Total Population estimates stood at 17,600 for March quarter 2017. This is 1.1% (200 people) more when compared to December quarter 2016 (17,400).
  • Resident population was estimated at 15,100 for March quarter 2017. This is 2.0% (300 people) more when compared to December quarter 2016 (14,800)
  • Total Births recorded for this quarter was 58, showing a decrease of 1.7% with 32 births being males and 26 were females.
  • Total number of Deaths recorded for this quarter stood at 24 deaths. A slight increase of 4.3% when compared to December quarter 2016 (23 deaths).
  • Crude birth rates was 3.8 and Crude death rates stood at 1.6
  • Total marriages officiated stood at 132, showing a decrease of 32.0% when compared to December quarter 2016 (194 marriages). 91% were non-resident and 9% marriages were residents 

Annual change

From June year 2015 to June year 2016:

  • Cook Islands Total population estimate stood at 19,300, showing an increase of 4.9% (900 people)
  • Resident population was estimated at 11,800, showing a decrease of 10.6% (1,400 people).

 2017 1st qrt Pop Est Graph