Vital Statistics and Population Estimates - March Quarter, 2016

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 - 26 April, 2016 - March Quarter, 2016

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Key facts

Quarterly Change

In the March 2016 quarter compared with the December 2015 quarter:

  • Cook Islands Total population estimates stood at 17,800
  • Resident Population estimates stood at 12,00
  • There were 55 live births registered, an increase of 41.0% with 29 births being females and 26 were males.
  • Deaths decreased by 45.5 per cent.
  • Crude birth rates increased by 4.6 and Crude death rates fell by 1.5
  • Marriages decreased by 48.8 per cent. 86 per cent were non-residents and 14 per cent marriages were residents 

 Annual Change

From June year 2014 to June year 2015:

  • Cook Islands Total population estimate stood at 18,400
  • Resident population was estimated at 13,200

1st qrt 2016 Pop Est Graph