Cook Islands Public Sector Demographics
As at 30th September 2022. Next update January 2023
Where Public Servants Work
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.
Most employees (75%) are hired on a full-time basis with casual and part time at (11%).
Age & Gender Breakdown of the Public Sector
The average female (median age) was 43 years old, while the average male was 45 years older.
Department Type by Gender
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
There are a total of 14 Ministries in the Public Sector with a total of 1418 employees.
Total Employees in Crown Agencies
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 Employees in Island Government
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
Gender Comparison of Salary Ranges
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
2228 emplyees earn less than 50k annually, leaving 207 employees with a annual salary above 50k.