New Zealand population 4,819,159 (live)

The population of New Zealand is expected to grow by 43,000 in 2018 and reach 4,821,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 14,881 people yearly. On average there are 62,311 births and 33,311 deaths in New Zealand per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 0.61 percent per year. The population density of New Zealand has changed from 11.8 in 1980 to 17.8 in 2016.

Current population 4,819,159 people at present (Saturday 15th of December 2018)
Median Age 38.6 years
Life expectancy 82.1 years
Population density 18.0 per km2
Population of New Zealand from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 4,779,000 43,000 (0.9%) 14,881 38.6 1.96 18 4,129,000 (86.4%)
2017 4,736,000 43,300 (0.9%) 14,881 38.4 1.97 18 4,090,000 (86.4%)
2016 4,692,700 97,000 (2.1%) 14,881 38.3 1.98 18 4,050,832 (86.3%)
2015 4,595,700 86,000 (1.9%) 14,881 38.0 1.99 17 3,965,354 (86.3%)
2010 4,350,700 48,100 (1.1%) 18,179 37.2 2.17 17 3,748,781 (86.2%)
2005 4,133,900 46,400 (1.1%) 12,483 36.3 1.97 16 3,557,304 (86.1%)
2000 3,857,700 22,600 (0.6%) 26,926 35.5 1.98 15 3,305,162 (85.7%)
1995 3,673,400 53,400 (1.5%) 8,517 34.5 1.99 14 3,134,622 (85.3%)
1990 3,329,800 30,600 (0.9%) 23,603 33.8 2.18 13 2,821,739 (84.7%)
1985 3,247,100 20,000 (0.6%) -1,884 32.9 1.93 12 2,716,946 (83.7%)
1980 3,112,900 3,900 (0.1%) -582 31.8 2.03 12 2,597,030 (83.4%)
1975 3,083,100 59,400 (1.9%) -14,959 30.7 2.33 12 2,552,005 (82.8%)
1970 2,810,700 37,900 (1.4%) 15,336 30.4 3.16 11 2,279,646 (81.1%)
1965 2,628,400 43,000 (1.6%) -525 30.1 3.54 10 2,073,571 (78.9%)
1960 2,371,800 47,900 (2.0%) 10,878 30.6 4.03 9 1,802,521 (76.0%)

In 2017 the population of New Zealand was 4,736,000 and the average age increased from 30.6 in 1960 to 38.4. Urban population has increased from 3,305,162 (85.7%) in 2000 to 4,129,000 (86.4%) in the current year. The population density of New Zealand has changed from 11.8 in 1980 to 17.8 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 4,862,000 41,000 (0.8%) 12,400 39.0 1.95 18 4,207,000 (86.5%)
2025 5,061,000 39,000 (0.8%) 12,400 40.0 1.90 19 4,397,000 (86.9%)
2030 5,237,000 33,000 (0.6%) 12,400 40.9 1.87 20 4,575,000 (87.4%)
2035 5,387,000 28,000 (0.5%) 12,400 41.7 1.84 20 4,737,000 (87.9%)
2040 5,514,000 24,000 (0.4%) 12,400 42.5 1.82 21 4,884,000 (88.6%)
2045 5,623,000 21,000 (0.4%) 12,400 43.0 1.81 21 5,015,000 (89.2%)
2050 5,716,000 17,000 (0.3%) 12,400 43.5 1.80 22 5,132,000 (89.8%)

Total New Zealand population should reach 4,862,000 by 2020 and should increase to 5,716,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 86.6 (85.6 years for male and 87.7 years for females). Population density will go up to 21.7 people per square kilometer.

New Zealand demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 0.91% (43,300 residents, including 32,396 deaths). The demographics of New Zealand constitutes of 2,429,000 women and 2,350,000 men, which means there are 968 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 26.2% of population (1,251,142) is 19 or younger, 58.2% of population (2,780,422) is between age 20 and 64 and 15.7% of population (748,391) is over 65.

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