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The population of Cook Islands decreased between 1996 and 2001 due to outmigration, but then began to increase again, with an estimated 23 300 people in 2010. Around 28.6% are below 15 years of age and about 7.9% are 65 years and above.
In 2009, overall life expectancy at birth was estimated at 72 years: 70 years for men and 73 years for women. The crude birth rate was 23.8 per 1000 population, and the crude death rate 8.1 per 1000 resident population in 2010.
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