Population of Cook Islands 2017

Population

Current population of Cook Islands is 9,290 people (July 2017 est.).

note: the Cook Islands’ Ministry of Finance & Economic Management estimated the resident population to have been 11,700 in September 2016

Nationality

noun: Cook Islander(s)
adjective: Cook Islander

Ethnic Groups

Cook Island Maori (Polynesian) 81.3%, part Cook Island Maori 6.7%, other 11.9% (2011 est.)

Languages

English (official) 86.4%, Cook Islands Maori (Rarotongan) (official) 76.2%, other 8.3%

note: shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census (2011 est.)

Religions

Protestant 62.8% (Cook Islands Christian Church 49.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 7.9%, Assemblies of God 3.7%, Apostolic Church 2.1%), Roman Catholic 17%, Mormon 4.4%,other 8%, none 5.6%, no response 2.2% (2011 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 21.12% (male 1,036/female 926)
15-24 years: 16.63% (male 826/female 719)
25-54 years: 38.09% (male 1,767/female 1,772)
55-64 years: 11.99% (male 603/female 511)
65 years and over: 12.16% (male 557/female 573) (2017 est.)

Median Age

total: 35.9 years
male: 35.3 years
female: 36.4 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

-2.8% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

14 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

8.4 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 75% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.8% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.12 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.14 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.17 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.97 male(s)/female
total population: 1.07 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 13.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 16.3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 10.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 75.8 years
male: 73 years
female: 78.8 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.19 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

3.4% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

1.19 physicians/1,000 population (2009)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 99.9% of population
rural: 99.9% of population
total: 99.9% of population

unimproved
urban: 0.1% of population
rural: 0.1% of population
total: 0.1% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 97.6% of population
rural: 97.6% of population
total: 97.6% of population

unimproved
urban: 2.4% of population
rural: 2.4% of population
total: 2.4% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

50% (2014)

Education Expenditures

4% of GDP (2015)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 15 years
male: 15 years
female: 16 years (2015)