Cook Islands Public Sector  Demographics
As at 30th June 2022.  Next update October 2022

Where Public Servants Work

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As of the 30th of June, 2022, there were a total of 2,488 employees working for in the Public Sector. The majority (87%) worked in the Public Sector (60%) and the Island Government (27%).

Employee Status

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Most employees (74%) are hired on a full-time basis with casual (12%), part-time (11%) and Temp work (3%) making up the other categories.

Age & Gender Breakdown of the Public Sector

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Public Sector workers had a median age of 45, with male employees slightly higher (47) than females (43).

Department Type by Gender

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The total female Public Sector employees is 1329, while male employees total 1159.

Total Employees in the Public Sector

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The largest proportion of Public Sector employees work for the Ministry of Health(467) and Ministry of Education(457)

Total Employees in Crown Agencies

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Cook Islands Police Department are the largest employer in this sector, with a total of 118 employees

Total Employees in Ministerial Support

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The Prime Ministers Support Office is the largest employer with a total of 12 employees.  29 male  employees compared with 19 females.

Total Employees in Island Government 

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Pukapuka is the largest employer in the Pa Enua with a total of 233 employees and Palmerston is the smallest with 17.  

Total Employees in Parliamentary Services 

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One of the smallest Public Sector Agencies with a total of 38 employees.

Gender Comparison of Salary Ranges

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The largest proportion of employees, 842, fall into the 10-20k salary range.  Female employees make up the larger proportion of employees earning between 30-40k.

Salary Range Breakdown

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2287 emplyees earn less than 50k annually, leaving 201 employees with a annual salary above 50k.