New Zealand Population (LIVE)

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New Zealand Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of New Zealand is 4,601,127 as of Monday, May 29, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • New Zealand population is equivalent to 0.06% of the total world population.
  • New Zealand ranks number 127 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in New Zealand is 18 per Km2 (45 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 263,884 Km2 (101,886 sq. miles)
  • 87.9 % of the population is urban (4,046,090 people in 2017)
  • The median age in New Zealand is 38.1 years.

Population of New Zealand (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNew Zealand
Global Rank
2017 4,604,871 0.87 % 39,686 12,400 38.1 2.04 18 87.9 % 4,046,090 0.06 % 7,515,284,153 127
2016 4,565,185 0.81 % 36,659 12,400 38.1 2.04 17 87.8 % 4,006,080 0.06 % 7,432,663,275 127
2015 4,528,526 0.72 % 31,900 1,500 38 2.05 17 87.6 % 3,965,934 0.06 % 7,349,472,099 125
2010 4,369,027 1.11 % 46,866 12,500 37 2.14 17 86.1 % 3,763,805 0.06 % 6,929,725,043 122
2005 4,134,699 1.39 % 55,293 26,900 36 1.95 16 86 % 3,557,495 0.06 % 6,519,635,850 124
2000 3,858,234 0.98 % 36,670 8,500 34 1.95 15 85.7 % 3,305,444 0.06 % 6,126,622,121 121
1995 3,674,886 1.58 % 55,470 23,600 33 2.07 14 85.3 % 3,136,037 0.06 % 5,735,123,084 121
1990 3,397,534 0.78 % 25,868 -1,900 31 2.03 13 84.8 % 2,879,520 0.06 % 5,309,667,699 123
1985 3,268,192 0.76 % 24,284 -600 30 1.97 12 83.7 % 2,735,022 0.07 % 4,852,540,569 121
1980 3,146,771 0.41 % 12,778 -15,000 28 2.18 12 83.4 % 2,625,632 0.07 % 4,439,632,465 119
1975 3,082,883 1.8 % 52,667 15,300 26 2.84 12 82.8 % 2,552,014 0.08 % 4,061,399,228 113
1970 2,819,548 1.42 % 38,309 -500 26 3.35 11 81.1 % 2,286,855 0.08 % 3,682,487,691 112
1965 2,628,003 2.07 % 51,201 12,500 29 3.69 8 78.9 % 2,073,265 0.08 % 3,322,495,121 111
1960 2,371,999 2.12 % 47,200 7,800 27 4.07 9 76 % 1,802,682 0.08 % 3,018,343,828 110
1955 2,136,000 2.28 % 45,600 12,500 29 3.69 8 73.6 % 1,572,669 0.08 % 2,758,314,525 111
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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New Zealand Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationNew Zealand
Global Rank
2020 4,729,667 0.87 % 40,228 12,400 39 1.99 18 88.1 % 4,165,695 0.06 % 7,758,156,792 127
2025 4,922,923 0.8 % 38,651 12,400 39 1.94 19 88.6 % 4,362,929 0.06 % 8,141,661,007 128
2030 5,103,203 0.72 % 36,056 12,400 40 1.9 19 89.2 % 4,549,771 0.06 % 8,500,766,052 128
2035 5,261,100 0.61 % 31,579 12,400 41 1.87 20 89.8 % 4,724,193 0.06 % 8,838,907,877 127
2040 5,394,802 0.5 % 26,740 12,400 42 1.85 21 90.6 % 4,889,595 0.06 % 9,157,233,976 128
2045 5,509,126 0.42 % 22,865 12,400 43 1.83 21 91.6 % 5,044,008 0.06 % 9,453,891,780 127
2050 5,607,472 0.35 % 19,669 12,400 43 1.82 21 92.5 % 5,186,901 0.06 % 9,725,147,994 127
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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Notes

The New Zealand Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of New Zealand delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of New Zealand (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by New Zealand in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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