Story: Cook Islanders

Page 4. Facts and figures

All images & media in this story

Ethnic identity

In the New Zealand census, people were asked to indicate the ethnic group or groups with which they identified. The numbers include those who indicated more than one group.

  • 2006 census: 58,008
  • 2013 census: 61,839 
  • 2018 census: 80,532

Country of birth

The New Zealand census figures listed here show the number of residents born in the Cook Islands.

  • 1921 census: 149
  • 1951 census: 999
  • 1976 census: 12,223
  • 2001 census: 15,222
  • 2006 census: 14,697
  • 2013 census: 12,957
  • 2018 census: 11,925
How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Cook Islanders - Facts and figures', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cook-islanders/page-4 (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015