14,974 people live in the Islands. According to the latest (2011) census, 73.6% (10,572) live on Rarotonga, and 20.2% in the rest of the Southern Group of islands. Just 6.2% live on the six Northern Group islands where the population is declining most rapidly. Manuae and Takutea are deserted.
Polynesian, 81%. Mixed Polynesian, 16%. European, 2%. Other, 1%.
Women, 71 years. Men, 69 years.