New Zealand Population (LIVE)

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New Zealand Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of New Zealand is 4,716,205 as of Tuesday, September 26, 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 125 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in New Zealand is 18 per Km2 (46 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 263,310 Km2 (101,665 sq. miles)
  • 86.0 % of the population is urban (4,046,090 people in 2017)
  • The median age in New Zealand is 37.4 years.

Population of New Zealand (2018 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
2018 4,749,598 0.93 % 43,780 14,881 37.4 2.02 18 85.2 % 4,085,994 0.06 % 7,632,819,325 126
2017 4,705,818 0.97 % 44,985 14,881 37.4 2.02 18 86.0 % 4,046,090 0.06 % 7,550,262,101 125
2016 4,660,833 1.00 % 46,301 14,881 37.4 2.02 18 86.0 % 4,006,080 0.06 % 7,466,964,280 124
2015 4,614,532 1.09 % 48,894 18,179 37.3 2.04 18 85.9 % 3,965,934 0.06 % 7,383,008,820 124
2010 4,370,062 1.11 % 46,941 12,483 36.6 2.14 17 86.1 % 3,763,805 0.06 % 6,958,169,159 123
2005 4,135,355 1.39 % 55,271 26,926 35.5 1.95 16 86.0 % 3,557,495 0.06 % 6,542,159,383 123
2000 3,858,999 0.98 % 36,8138,517 34.3 1.95 15 85.7 % 3,305,444 0.06 % 6,145,006,989 121
1995 3,674,936 1.58 % 55,353 23,603 32.6 2.07 14 85.3 % 3,136,037 0.06 % 5,751,474,416 121
1990 3,398,172 0.78 % 25,987 -1,884 31.1 2.03 13 84.7 % 2,879,520 0.06 % 5,330,943,460 124
1985 3,268,236 0.76 % 24,323 -582 29.5 1.97 12 83.7 % 2,735,022 0.07 % 4,873,781,796 121
1980 3,146,619 0.41 % 12,797 -14,959 27.9 2.18 12 83.4 % 2,625,632 0.07 % 4,458,411,534 120
1975 3,082,633 1.81 % 52,849 15,336 26.3 2.84 12 82.8 % 2,552,014 0.08 % 4,079,087,198 113
1970 2,818,387 1.42 % 38,348 -525 25.6 3.35 11 81.1 % 2,286,855 0.08 % 3,700,577,650 112
1965 2,626,645 2.06 % 50,810 12,482 28.7 3.69 10 78.9 % 2,073,265 0.08 % 3,339,592,688 112
1960 2,372,594 2.12 % 47,241 7,775 27.4 4.07 9 76.0 % 1,802,682 0.08 % 3,033,212,527 110
1955 2,136,391 2.29 % 45,678 12,482 28.7 3.69 8 73.6 % 1,572,669 0.08 % 2,772,242,535 112
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 4,834,420 0.94 % 43,978 14,881 37.9 1.97 18 86.2 % 4,165,695 0.06 % 7,795,482,309 127
2025 5,032,308 0.81 % 39,578 12,400 38.7 1.93 19 86.7 % 4,362,929 0.06 % 8,185,613,757 128
2030 5,213,103 0.71 % 36,159 12,400 39.8 1.89 20 87.3 % 4,549,771 0.06 % 8,551,198,644 128
2035 5,369,785 0.59 % 31,336 12,400 41.0 1.85 20 88.0 % 4,724,193 0.06 % 8,892,701,940 126
2040 5,502,172 0.49 % 26,477 12,400 42.0 1.83 21 88.9 % 4,889,595 0.06 % 9,210,337,004 126
2045 5,614,865 0.41 % 22,539 12,400 42.6 1.82 21 89.8 % 5,044,008 0.06 % 9,504,209,572 127
2050 5,711,484 0.34 % 19,324 12,400 43.1 1.80 22 90.8 % 5,186,901 0.06 % 9,771,822,753 126
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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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 2017 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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