Vital Statistics and Population Estimates – December 2021

Dec 17, 2021 | Vital Statistics and Population Estimates

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.

Key Facts:

Quarterly Change

In the December 2021 quarter compared to the September 2021 quarter

  • Cook Islands Total Population estimate dropped by 7.3% or 1,200 people less for December quarter 2021 (15,200) when compared to previous September quarter 2021 (16,400)
  • Resident population estimate for December quarter 2021 (15,200) also dropped. Decreasing by 5.6% or 900 people less when compared to September quarter 2021 (16,000)
  • Total births rose by 6.3%. In real numbers, there were 51 live births registered. 30 births were males and 21 births were females for December quarter 2021
  • Total number of deaths recorded was 23 (averaging to two deaths per week) decreasing by 20.7%. 17 deaths were males and 6 deaths were females.
  • Crude birth rates rose from 3.0 births per 1,000 population in the previous quarter to 3.4 births per 1,000 population for December quarter 2021.
  • Crude death rates decreased to 1.5 from 1.8 deaths per 1,000 population
  • Marriages dropped by 22.2%. 90% of marriages this quarter were Residents and 10% were Non-residents. In real numbers, 19 marriages were residents and 2 were non-residents

Annual Change

From June year 2021 to June year 2020:

  • Cook Islands Total Population estimates stood at 18,300
  • Resident population estimates stood at 17,200
2021 4th qrt Pop Est Graph

Latest Release: December Quarter, 2021

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