Cook Islands Public Sector  Demographics
As at 30th September 2022.  Next update January 2023

Where Public Servants Work

Where We Work Q2 Oct
As of the 30th of September 2022 there were a total of 2,435 employees working for government. This is an overall reduction of 53 employees since the June quarter. The majority, 87%, work in the Public Sector with 60% employed in the Public Service Departments.  The Island Government is the second biggest employe with 27% of employees.

Employee Status

Employee Status Q2 Oct 22_edited_edited.
Most employees (75%) are hired on a full-time basis with casual and part time at (11%). 

Age & Gender Breakdown of the Public Sector

Age & Gender Breakdown of the PS Q2 Oct
The average female (median age) was 43 years old, while the average male was 45 years older.

Department Type by Gender

Department Type by Gender Q2 Oct 22_edit
Overall, there are slightly more females (1,290) than male (1,145) employees.
When examining gender by department type, there are noticeable differences in the spread with the exception of Crown Agencies where it is almost even.
The biggest differences is Island Government, with a much higher proportion of male employees, to female employees.

Total Employees in the Public Sector

Total Employees Public Sector Q2 Oct 22_
There are a total of 14 Ministries in the Public Sector with a total of 1418 employees.

Total Employees in Crown Agencies

Total Employees Crown Agencies Q2 Oct 22
Cook Islands Police Department are the largest employer in this sector, with a 117 employees out of a total of 241 employees.

Total Employees in Ministerial Support

Total Employee Minister Support Entities

Total Employees in Island Government 

Total Employee Island Governments Q2 Oct
Male employees dominate the workforce in the Pa Enua with a total of 466 employees, compared with 193 female employees.

Total Employees in Parliamentary Services 

Total Employees Parliament Q2 Oct 22_edi

Gender Comparison of Salary Ranges

Gender Comparison of Salary Ranges Q2 Oc
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

Salary Range Breakdown Q2 Oct 22_edited.
2228 emplyees earn less than 50k annually, leaving 207 employees with a annual salary above 50k.