Cook Islands Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Cook Islands population 2017

During 2017 Cook Islands population is projected to decreased by -623 people and reach 18 847 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 156. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 779 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Cook Islands to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Cook Islands population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Cook Islands will be declined by 2 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Cook Islands 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Cook Islands was estimated to be 19 470 people. This is a decrease of -3.20 % (-644 people) compared to population of 20 114 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 161. Due to external migration, the population declined by 805. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.032 (1 032 males per 1 000 females) which is higher than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Cook Islands population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Cook Islands population density

Cook Islands population density is 81.1 people per square kilometer as of April 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Cook Islands divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Cook Islands. The total area of Cook Islands is 240 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Cook Islands age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Cook Islands had the following population age distribution:

25.1 65 9.9

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Cook Islands population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Cook Islands age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Cook Islands is 53.7 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in Cook Islands must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in Cook Islands is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Cook Islands is 38.5 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Cook Islands is 15.2 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Cook Islands age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Cook Islands is 74.7 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 71.9 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 77.6 years.

Cook Islands historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Cook Islands population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195115 245N/A %
195215 5251.84 %
195315 7391.38 %
195415 9581.39 %
195516 2241.67 %
195616 5562.05 %
195716 9482.37 %
195817 3702.49 %
195917 7762.34 %
196018 1141.90 %
196118 3471.29 %
196218 4750.70 %
196318 5430.37 %
196418 6350.50 %
196518 8341.07 %
196619 1891.88 %
196719 6942.63 %
196820 2822.99 %
196920 8382.74 %
197021 2491.97 %
197121 4570.98 %
197221 4650.04 %
197321 300-0.77 %
197420 993-1.44 %
197520 582-1.96 %
197620 083-2.42 %
197719 497-2.92 %
197818 866-3.24 %
197918 278-3.12 %
198017 815-2.53 %
198117 530-1.60 %
198217 431-0.56 %
198317 4760.26 %
198417 5880.64 %
198517 6860.56 %
198617 7230.21 %
198717 701-0.12 %
198817 644-0.32 %
198917 595-0.28 %
199017 5960.01 %
199117 6720.43 %
199217 8200.84 %
199318 0061.04 %
199418 1770.95 %
199518 2780.56 %
199618 275-0.02 %
199718 169-0.58 %
199818 004-0.91 %
199917 861-0.79 %
200017 816-0.25 %
200117 9150.56 %
200218 1561.35 %
200318 4991.89 %
200418 8812.06 %
200519 2361.88 %
200619 5281.52 %
200719 7581.18 %
200819 9390.92 %
200920 0860.74 %
201020 2190.66 %
201120 3460.63 %
201220 4630.58 %
201320 5700.52 %
201420 6730.50 %
201520 7790.51 %
201620 114-3.20 %
201719 470-3.20 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.