27 Dec 2011

Cook Islands population falls

2:43 pm on 27 December 2011

The preliminary results of the Cook Islands' census, conducted earlier this month, show the population has dropped 8 point 1 percent in the past five years.

On December the 1st the population was 17 thousand 791, counting everyone in the country, including tourists.

The chief statistician, Taggy Tangimetua, says full details will be available on a rolling basis in the first half of 2012.