New Zealand Population (LIVE)

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New Zealand Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of New Zealand is 4,797,919 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • New Zealand 2019 population is estimated at 4,783,063 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • 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 (47 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 263,310 Km2 (101,665 sq. miles)
  • 86.8 % of the population is urban (4,150,968 people in 2019)
  • The median age in New Zealand is 37.4 years.

Population of New Zealand (2019 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
2019 4,783,063 0.84 % 39,932 14,881 37.4 2.01 18 86.8 % 4,150,968 0.06 % 7,713,468,100 125
2018 4,743,131 0.87 % 41,097 14,881 37.4 2.01 18 86.7 % 4,110,190 0.06 % 7,631,091,040 125
2017 4,702,034 0.92 % 42,769 14,881 37.4 2.01 18 86.5 % 4,068,924 0.06 % 7,547,858,925 124
2016 4,659,265 0.97 % 44,733 14,881 37.4 2.01 18 86.4 % 4,026,967 0.06 % 7,464,022,049 122
2015 4,614,532 1.09 % 48,894 18,179 37.3 2.04 18 86.3 % 3,984,212 0.06 % 7,379,797,139 122
2010 4,370,062 1.11 % 46,941 12,483 36.6 2.14 17 86.2 % 3,765,257 0.06 % 6,956,823,603 122
2005 4,135,355 1.39 % 55,271 26,926 35.5 1.95 16 86.3 % 3,570,490 0.06 % 6,541,907,027 124
2000 3,858,999 0.98 % 36,8138,517 34.3 1.95 15 86.0 % 3,319,552 0.06 % 6,143,493,823 121
1995 3,674,936 1.58 % 55,353 23,603 32.6 2.07 14 85.6 % 3,144,004 0.06 % 5,744,212,979 120
1990 3,398,172 0.78 % 25,987 -1,884 31.1 2.03 13 84.7 % 2,879,680 0.06 % 5,327,231,061 124
1985 3,268,236 0.76 % 24,323 -582 29.5 1.97 12 83.7 % 2,734,626 0.07 % 4,870,921,740 120
1980 3,146,619 0.41 % 12,797 -14,959 27.9 2.18 12 83.4 % 2,625,162 0.07 % 4,458,003,514 119
1975 3,082,633 1.81 % 52,849 15,336 26.3 2.84 12 82.8 % 2,551,621 0.08 % 4,079,480,606 114
1970 2,818,387 1.42 % 38,348 -525 25.6 3.35 11 81.1 % 2,285,874 0.08 % 3,700,437,046 111
1965 2,626,645 2.06 % 50,810 10,878 25.8 3.85 10 78.9 % 2,072,193 0.08 % 3,339,583,597 112
1960 2,372,594 2.12 % 47,241 7,775 27.4 4.07 9 76.0 % 1,803,134 0.08 % 3,034,949,748 110
1955 2,136,391 2.29 % 45,678 12,482 28.7 3.69 8 73.6 % 1,572,956 0.08 % 2,773,019,936 112
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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New Zealand Population Forecast

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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 4,822,233 0.88 % 41,540 14,881 38.0 1.90 18 86.9 % 4,191,405 0.06 % 7,794,798,739 126
2025 5,006,445 0.75 % 36,842 12,400 38.9 1.90 19 87.7 % 4,388,310 0.06 % 8,184,437,460 127
2030 5,172,962 0.66 % 33,303 12,400 40.0 1.90 20 88.5 % 4,578,933 0.06 % 8,548,487,400 127
2035 5,315,417 0.54 % 28,491 12,400 41.3 1.90 20 89.5 % 4,756,338 0.06 % 8,887,524,213 127
2040 5,432,993 0.44 % 23,515 12,400 42.3 1.90 21 90.5 % 4,918,991 0.06 % 9,198,847,240 126
2045 5,529,569 0.35 % 19,315 12,400 43.1 1.90 21 91.6 % 5,067,731 0.06 % 9,481,803,274 127
2050 5,607,793 0.28 % 15,645   43.7 1.90 21 92.7 % 5,200,447 0.06 % 9,735,033,990 126
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

New Zealand Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of New Zealand
Life Expectancy
82.80 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
3.4
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
4.3
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
2,370,163 49.15% 2,452,070 50.85% 4,822,233 0.97

Population Pyramid for New Zealand (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 481,079 51.34% 455,912 48.66% 936,991 19.43%
15-24 320,836 51.11% 306,887 48.89% 627,723 13.02%
25-54 911,889 48.77% 957,790 51.23% 1,869,679 38.77%
55-64 288,715 48.24% 309,808 51.76% 598,523 12.41%
65+ 367,644 46.58% 421,673 53.42% 789,317 16.37%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 936,991 19.43% 30.3
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 3,095,925 64.20% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 789,317 16.37% 25.5
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
1,726,308 35.80% 55.8

Main Cities by Population in New Zealand

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Auckland 417,910
2 Wellington 381,900
3 Christchurch 363,926
4 Manukau City 362,000
5 Waitakere 208,100
6 North Shore 207,865
7 Hamilton 152,641
8 Dunedin 114,347
9 Tauranga 110,338
10 Lower Hutt 101,194
11 Palmerston North 75,996
12 Rotorua 65,901
13 Hastings 61,696
14 Nelson 59,200
15 Napier 56,787
16 Mangere 55,266
17 Porirua 50,914
18 Whangarei 50,900
19 New Plymouth 49,168
20 Invercargill 47,287
21 Wanganui 40,268
22 Upper Hutt 38,400
23 Gisborne 34,274
24 Ashburton 30,100
25 Papakura 28,010
26 Timaru 28,007
27 Blenheim 26,550
28 Paraparaumu 25,263
29 Taupo 22,469
30 Pukekohe East 21,438
31 Masterton 20,698
32 Levin 19,789
33 Whakatane 18,602
34 Taradale 16,599
35 Cambridge 15,192

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 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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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