Cook Island Household Income and Expenditure Survey 2015-2016

Date created: 25 May 2022 Version 01

This Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) is a critical component of the work of the Cook Islands Statistics Office (CISO). The survey provides major indicators of the economic health of the nation and the well being of its people. For example Cook Islands residents (as opposed to businesses, government or tourists) consume a significant proportion of goods and services available in the Cook Islands. Changes in consumer and household spending patterns reflect changes in the economy and in individual and social behaviour. It provides the data which is necessary for the periodic revision of weights for the Office's Consumer Prices Index and other indices.

CISO adopted the Pacific standard HIES methodology developed by the Statistics for Development Division (SDD) of the Pacific Community (SPC) in 2011 to conduct Cook Islands 2015/2016 HIES. These standards, were designed to feed high-quality data to HIES data end users. The field collection spread over a 12 months period (November 2015 to November 2016) to cover seasonality of income and expenditure.

Version 01: Cleaned, labelled and anonymized version of the Master file.

Main questionnaire sections:
- Individual sections: demographic, education, health status (including disability), Individual expenditure (clothing, communication, kava tobacco alcoho)l, labor force and individual income,
- Household sections: dwelling characteristics (inc energy), assets, home maintenance, vehicles, private travels, household services and taxes, financial support given away, household expenditure (textiles…), ceremonies, remittances received, , primary activities (agriculture, fisheries, livestock, handicraft)
- Diary (cash expenditure, gift received, home production - 2 weeks).

  • Collection start: 2015
  • Collection end: 2016
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Data and Resources

  • SPC_COK_2015_HIES_v01_M_v01_A_PUF
Issued 2019-11-12
Modified 2022-04-08
Version 01
DCAT Type Dataset
Publisher Name
  • Cook Islands Statistics Office
Contact Point
Contact Name
  • Government Statistician

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