In the June 2023 quarter compared with the March 2023 quarter:
Cook Islands Total Population estimates stood at 20,200. This is a 12.8% (2,300 people) increase when compared to previous quarter (17,900).
Resident population was estimated at 14,800. This is 1.4% (200 people) more when compared to previous March quarter 2023 (14,600).
Total Births registered for this quarter was 56, showing an increase of 30.2%.
Total number of Deaths recorded for this quarter stood at 26 deaths. Decreasing by 48.0% when compared to previous quarter (50 deaths).
Crude birth rates was 3.8 and Crude death rates stood at 1.8
Total marriages officiated stood at 84, increasing by 37.7% when compared to March quarter 2023 (61 marriages). 88% were non-resident and 12% of these marriages were Cook Islands residents
From June year 2022 to June year 2023:
Cook Islands Total population estimate stood at 20,200, increasing by 5.2% (1,000 people more)
Resident population was estimated at 14,800, decreasing by 5.1% (800 people less).
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. The Population and Vital Statistics reports on the total and resident population estimate base 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 that occurred within the Cook Islands. Some basic demographic crude rates such as for birth, death and infants deaths including natural increase are also reported in this release.
More information on Vital Statistics
Computation of Crude Rates: Crude rates of birth, death and infant deaths are also compiled from these events. The formula used in computing these rates are as follows:
Crude Birth Rate = Total Births/Total Resident Population * 1,000 Crude Death Rate = Total Deaths/Total Resident Population * 1,000 Infant Mortality Rates = Total Infant Deaths/Total Births * 1,000 Natural Increase = Total Crude Birth Rate less Crude Death Rate
Data Source: The records of births, deaths and marriages are compiled from the records of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registrar of the Ministry of Justice. For the islands outside of Rarotonga, the Deputy Registrars of each island furnish these records directly to the Cook Islands Statistics Office.
Coverage: All records are compiled for each inhabited island of the Cook Islands and are tabulated by the date of occurrence of the event. Often these records are reconciled with the Ministry of Health (MOH) records to ascertain the compilation of one indicator for the Cook Islands.