Population of New Zealand 2017

Population

Population: Current population of New Zealand is 4,510,327 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: New Zealander(s)
adjective: New Zealand

Ethnic Groups

European 71.2%, Maori 14.1%, Asian 11.3%, Pacific peoples 7.6%, Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 1.1%, other 1.6%, not stated or unidentified 5.4%

note: based on the 2013 census of the usually resident population; percentages add up to more than 100% because respondents were able to identify more than one ethnic group (2013 est.)

Languages

English (de facto official) 89.8%, Maori (de jure official) 3.5%, Samoan 2%, Hindi 1.6%, French 1.2%, Northern Chinese 1.2%, Yue 1%, other or not stated 20.5%, NewZealand Sign Language (de jure official)

note: shares sum to 120.8% due to multiple responses on census (2013 est.)

Religions

Christian 44.3% (Catholic 11.6%, Anglican 10.8%, Presbyterian and Congregational 7.8%, Methodist, 2.4%, Pentecostal 1.8%, other 9.9%), Hindu 2.1%, Buddhist 1.4%, Maori Christian 1.3%, Islam 1.1%, other religion 1.4% (includes Judaism, Spiritualism and New Age religions, Baha’i, Asian religions other than Buddhism), no religion 38.5%, not stated or unidentified 8.2%, objected to answering 4.1%

note: based on the 2013 census of the usually resident population; percentages add up to more than 100% because people were able to identify more than one religion(2013 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 19.69% (male 454,982/female 432,877)
15-24 years: 13.35% (male 309,707/female 292,586)
25-54 years: 39.82% (male 900,374/female 895,615)
55-64 years: 11.89% (male 261,097/female 275,151)
65 years and over: 15.25% (male 318,089/female 369,849) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 52.9
youth dependency ratio: 30.5
elderly dependency ratio: 22.4
potential support ratio: 4.5 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 37.8 years
male: 36.9 years
female: 38.7 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

0.8% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

13.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

7.5 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

2.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 86.4% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.98% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

Auckland 1.344 million; WELLINGTON (capital) 383,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

27.8 years

note: median age at first birth (2009 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

11 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 4.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 81.2 years
male: 79.1 years
female: 83.3 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

2.02 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

11% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

2.85 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

2.3 beds/1,000 population (2011)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

30.6% (2014)

Education Expenditures

6.3% of GDP (2014)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 19 years
male: 18 years
female: 20 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 13.2%
male: 13.1%
female: 13.4% (2016 est.)