Vital Statistics and Population Estimates

Quarterly reports on the total and resident population estimate based on vital events of births and deaths plus net migration data derived from tourism and migration data.

Vital Statistics and Population Estimates

Vital Statistics and Population Estimates - March Quarter, 2020.

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, 2020

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Key facts:

Quarterly Change:

In the March 2020 quarter compared to the December 2019 quarter:

  • Cook Islands Total Population was estimated at 18,400 for March Quarter 2020, increasing by 2.2% (400 people more)
  • Resident population estimate stood at 17,700, showing a 5.4% (900 people) increase when compared to December quarter 2019
  • Total births were more by 16.7%. In real numbers, there were 63 live births registered in March quarter 2020, with 27 births being males and 36 births being females
  • Total number of deaths recorded was 35 (averaging to three deaths per week) increasing by 40.0%. 23 deaths were males and 12 deaths were females.
  • Crude birth rates rose from 3.2 births per 1,000 population to 3.6 births per 1,000 population
  • Crude death rates increased from 1.5 from 2.0 deaths per 1,000 population
  • Marriages dropped by 30.8%. 89% of marriages for this quarter were Non-residents and 11% were residents

Annual Change

From June year 2018 to June year 2019:

  • Cook Islands Total Population estimates stood at 20,200
  • Resident population is estimated at 17,100

2020 1st qrt Pop Est Graph