Welcome Message from the Government Statistician

As Government Statistician for the Cook Islands, it is a great pleasure to welcome you to our website.

I would like to thank the government departments, agencies, institutions and business communities that contribute in one way or another by providing data to the Statistics Office. Without this support, it would not be possible to present a wide range of information to our users.

The ever-increasing demand for timely and reliable statistics poses a great challenge to the Statistics Office. Our website has been one way of responding to the need for timely statistical information. In this respect, I would like to acknowledge the support and assistance provided by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) through the Pacific Regional Information System (PRISM) project, for their continued support in developing and maintaining this website.

Statistical information has always been important for understanding problems, aiding intelligent decision making, and for providing a means of learning from our experiences. Such information is used to design, evaluate and improve specific programmes and policies. Even more important, it serves as a measure of the development of our society, economy, and environment.

We constantly seek to expand our efforts to make more and more of this information available. Whether you are looking for statistical information on a particular topic or the results of one of our latest surveys, I am sure you will find your visit interesting and informative.

If the information you are looking for is not included in this website, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mrs. Taggy Tangimetua

Government Statistician
Cook Islands Statistics Office, MFEM
Rarotonga, Cook Islands