New Zealand Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

New Zealand population 2017

During 2017 New Zealand population is projected to increased by 32 817 people and reach 4 609 755 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 31 306. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 1 510 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into New Zealand (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of New Zealand population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of New Zealand will be increased by 90 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of New Zealand 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of New Zealand was estimated to be 4 576 938 people. This is an increase of 0.72 % (32 583 people) compared to population of 4 544 355 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 31 083. Due to external migration, the population increased by 1 500. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.966 (966 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for New Zealand population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

New Zealand population density

New Zealand population density is 17.1 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of New Zealand divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of New Zealand. The total area of New Zealand is 267 710 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

New Zealand age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates New Zealand had the following population age distribution:

20.4 66.4 13.3

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the New Zealand population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.

Source: The estimation data for section "New Zealand age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in New Zealand is 50.7 %.

What does this value mean? It shows that the dependent part of population is more than a half of the working part. It means that the working population (labor force) in New Zealand must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons (this population is more than a half of working population). The value of more than 50% shows that the pressure on productive population in New Zealand is relatively high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in New Zealand is 30.7 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in New Zealand is 20 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "New Zealand age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for New Zealand is 80.6 years.
This is above the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 78.6 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 82.7 years.

New Zealand historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

New Zealand population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19511 927 902N/A %
19521 970 2112.19 %
19532 016 3172.34 %
19542 064 1052.37 %
19552 112 0972.33 %
19562 159 4722.24 %
19572 206 0602.16 %
19582 252 2842.10 %
19592 299 0312.08 %
19602 347 3342.10 %
19612 397 8842.15 %
19622 450 5492.20 %
19632 504 0602.18 %
19642 556 1852.08 %
19652 604 7911.90 %
19662 648 2971.67 %
19672 686 3981.44 %
19682 721 2441.30 %
19692 756 9841.31 %
19702 797 6161.47 %
19712 845 6791.72 %
19722 901 1401.95 %
19732 960 2272.04 %
19743 016 2791.89 %
19753 062 7281.54 %
19763 095 8141.08 %
19773 115 6480.64 %
19783 125 8250.33 %
19793 132 2760.21 %
19803 141 1120.28 %
19813 155 8680.47 %
19823 176 8150.66 %
19833 202 2450.80 %
19843 229 4520.85 %
19853 255 6350.81 %
19863 279 1620.72 %
19873 300 2700.64 %
19883 321 3530.64 %
19893 346 3240.75 %
19903 378 9420.97 %
19913 421 5651.26 %
19923 474 1811.54 %
19933 533 4961.71 %
19943 593 7041.70 %
19953 649 0341.54 %
19963 696 0631.29 %
19973 734 6711.04 %
19983 767 8090.89 %
19993 800 5030.87 %
20003 837 8620.98 %
20013 882 5731.16 %
20023 934 3031.33 %
20033 990 9451.44 %
20044 049 4871.47 %
20054 106 7391.41 %
20064 161 1421.32 %
20074 212 8031.24 %
20084 261 7011.16 %
20094 307 2521.07 %
20104 349 0760.97 %
20114 386 7550.87 %
20124 420 1830.76 %
20134 450 5800.69 %
20144 480 3790.67 %
20154 512 0040.71 %
20164 544 3550.72 %
20174 576 9380.72 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.