Vital Statistics and Population Estimates - September Quarter, 2018

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: September Quarter, 2018.                 Released October, 2018

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Key facts

Quarterly change

In the September 2018 quarter compared with the June 2018 quarter:

 

  • Cook Islands Total Population estimates stood at 20,600 for September quarter 2018. This is 2.0% (400 people) more when compared to June quarter 2018 (20,200).

  • Resident population was estimated at 16,100 for September quarter 2018. This is 1.3% (200 people) more when compared to June quarter 2018 (15,900)

  • Total Births recorded for this quarter was 62, declining by 13.9% with 30 births being males and 32 were females.

  • Total number of Deaths recorded for this quarter stood at 26 deaths. Decreasing by 29.7% when compared to June quarter 2018 (37 deaths).

  • The current quarterly crude birth rates in the Cook Islands is 3.9 births per 1,000 population, a 15.0 per cent decline from 4.5 in June Quarter 2018. Averaging to four births to every thousand population. The total crude death rate for the September quarter 2018 was estimated at 1.6 per thousand populations.

  • Total marriages officiated for this quarter stood at 217, an increase of 14.2% (27 marriages) when compared to previous quarter (190 marriages).

 

Annual change

From June year 2017 to June year 2016:

  • Cook Islands Total population estimate stood at 19,500, showing an increase of 1.0% (200 people more)
  • Resident population was estimated at 15,600, increasing by 32.2% (3,800 people more).

 2018 3rd qrt Natural Increase