Cook Islands Population: 17,564 

The Cook Islands are the islands located in the South Pacific Ocean. New Zealand takes care of Cook Islands defense and foreign affairs, but these are made by consulting with the Cook Islands. Nowadays, the Cook Islands have chosen independent foreign policies. The people of the Cook Islands are citizens of New Zealand but also have status as Cook Islands nationals. The main industry of the place is tourism because of the advantage of its environments.

Largest Cities by population in the Cook Islands

Some of the biggest cities in the Cook Islands are Avarua, Amuri, Omoka, Mangarei, and Motu Koe.

Cook Islands population history

In the year 2000, the population of the country was 17,930, and it has decreased to the population 17,564 this year. The urban population of the country is 13,223, and the urban population percentage will be 75.3 %. The global population rank of the nation is now 223, and it is remaining unchanged from the last few years.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 17,564 -0.03% -4 73 75.30% 13,223 0% 7,794,798,739 223
2019 17,548 0.17% 30 73 74.90% 13,144 0.00% 7,713,468,100 223
2018 17,518 0.06% 11 73 74.60% 13,067 0.00% 7,631,091,040 223
2017 17,507 -0.10% -17 73 74.30% 13,006 0.00% 7,547,858,925 223
2016 17,524 -0.35% -62 73 74% 12,968 0% 7,464,022,049 223
2015 17,586 -0.89% -161 73 73.80% 12,983 0% 7,379,797,139 223
2010 18,391 -0.73% -137 77 73.90% 13,585 0% 6,956,823,603 222
2005 19,074 1.24% 229 79 73.40% 13,999 0% 6,541,907,027 222
2000 17,930 -1.25% -233 75 65.90% 11,814 0% 6,143,493,823 222
1995 19,097 0.98% 181 80 58.20% 11,123 0% 5,744,212,979 220
1990 18,191 0.66% 118 76 58.20% 10,594 0% 5,327,231,061 219
1985 17,603 0.10% 18 73 55.60% 9,789 0% 4,870,921,740 218
1980 17,512 -2.85% -544 73 54.20% 9,492 0% 4,458,003,514 215
1975 20,234 -1.02% -214 84 54.30% 10,990 0% 4,079,480,606 214
1970 21,302 2.43% 482 89 53.50% 11,406 0% 3,700,437,046 212
1965 18,894 0.74% 136 79 36.60% 6,907 0% 3,339,583,597 211
1960 18,212 2.18% 373 76 46.60% 8,485 0% 3,034,949,748 211
1955 16,347 1.63% 254 68 42.30% 6,907 0% 2,773,019,936 211

Cook Islands population forecast

In the year 2050, the population is expected to lower to 17,081. The urban population share will be 14,863, and the urban population percentage will be 87%. The global population rank of the nation will change to position 223.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 17,564 -0.03% -4 73 75.30% 13,223 0% 7,794,798,739 223
2025 17,544 -0.02% -4 73 77.40% 13,571 0% 8,184,437,460 223
2030 17,524 -0.02% -4 73 79.30% 13,903 0% 8,548,487,400 223
2035 17,480 -0.05% -9 73 81.10% 14,182 0% 8,887,524,213 223
2040 17,396 -0.10% -17 72 82.90% 14,421 0% 9,198,847,240 223
2045 17,255 -0.16% -28 72 84.90% 14,653 0% 9,481,803,274 223
2050 17,081 -0.20% -35 71 87% 14,863 0% 9,735,033,990 223

Cook Islands demographics

The life expectancy of the people of this country is 76 years. The population growth rate is -2.79%. Some of the percentages of the ethnic communities of the nation is Cook Island Maori (Polynesian) 81.3%, part Cook Island Maori 6.7%, and other 11.9%.

Cook Islands religion and politics

One of the major religions of the nation is Christianity, and the denominations present are Protestants, Seventh-day Adventist Apostolic, Assemblies of God, Mormon, Roman Catholics, and others. The other small communities follow Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam.

The cook island follows the representative democracy with a parliamentary system that is linked with New Zealand. The government has the executive powers, and the head of the government is the chief minister. The government, as well as the parliament of the Cook Islands, has the legislative powers. The system followed is a pluriform multi-party. Queen of New Zealand is the head of the state represented in the Cook Islands by a representative of the queen.

Cook Islands economy

The economy of the nation is affected by geography as it is isolated by the markets and not much development in infrastructure. The tourism of the country offers an economic base that adds to the GDP. There is also support from foreign aids, mostly from New Zealand.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%