This is the ninth census undertaken by the Statistics Office, the first being in 1971. Prior to this the Cook Island censuses were conducted by the Registrar General of the Justice Department. This census was conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, 1966.
The Census of Population and Dwellings is a five yearly stock take of people in the Cook Islands and their housing. It is the primary source of information on the size, composition, distribution, economic activities and state of well being of the population. The most fundamental questions it will answer concern the size and distribution of the entire population, the extent to which men and women participate in the economy, and the nature of housing and household facilities. The information collected will allow policy planners to measure the developments of our society and to make decisions about future needs of our communities.
Kind of Data
Census/enumeration data [cen]
Unit of Analysis
Version 02. This is the edited version, anonymized but not yet for public use
This version of the dataset is for office use only.
The census covered the following topics:
- Demographic characteristics
- Labour Force
- Income and Income source
- Housing and housing amenities
DEMOGRAPHY AND POPULATION
LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
HEALTH AND DISABILITY
AGRICULTURE AND FISHING
- Private and Non Private households
- Everyone present in the Cook Islands on Census night
A Dwelling Questionnaire must be completed for every occupied dwelling as at midnight on Census Night. A Personal Questionnaire must be completed for each and every man, woman and child alive at midnight on Census Night within the geographical boundaries of the Cook Islands, excluding those persons on foreign vessels, yachts and aircraft flying through or stopping temporarily (transit
Producers and sponsors
Cook Islands Statistics Office
Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Cook Islands Government
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Cook Islands Government
Funded the census in area of data Collection
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Dates of Data Collection
Frequency of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
The role of the supervisor was to supervise the data collection activities, including management of the field teams, supplies and equipment, maps and listings. The Head Office assigned the work to the superviser and interviewers nut supervisers conduct spot checks, maintained field control documents, and sent completed questionnaires and progress reports to the head office.
Data Procesing Manager
The secrecy provisions of the Statistics Act, 1966 (section 17) guarantees the confidentiality of the respondents. Part 3 of the Act provides for a fine for improperly divulging information.
All intending users of the information will formally agree:
1. To make no copies of any files or portions of files to which s/he is granted access except those authorized by the Statistics Office.
2. Not to use any technique in an attempt to learn the identity of any person, establishment, or sampling unit not identified on public use data files.
3. To hold in strictest confidence the identification of any establishment or individual that may be inadvertently revealed in any documents or discussion, or analysis. Such inadvertent identification revealed in her/his analysis will be immediately brought to the attention of the Statistics Office.
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.