Demographics of New Zealand

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date04 Nov 2021

As of 2021, the population of New Zealand is projected at 4.86 million, up by 0.80% compared with 4.82 million in 2020. New Zealand is ranked 126th in terms of population and 132nd in terms of population growth rate.

There are 59.74 thousand births in New Zealand in 2021. That is 164 per day, which is ranked 130th. The crude birth rate is 12.29 per 1000 people. There are 34.68 thousand deaths in New Zealand in 2021. That is 95 per day, which is ranked 123rd. The crude death rate is 7.14 per 1000 people.

4.23 million people are living in urban areas, which is 86.79% of New Zealand population. New Zealand is ranked 49th in terms of urbanization.

The Sex Ratio in New Zealand in 2021 is 96.65 males per 100 females. There are 2.39 million males and 2.47 million females in New Zealand. The percentage of female population is 50.85% compare to 49.15% male population. New Zealand has 82.92 thousand more females than males. New Zealand is at 55th position out of 201 countries/territories in terms of female to male ratio.

  • Population
  • Growth rate

New Zealand population

Year Population Growth (%)
19501,908,011-
19552,136,3882.29
19602,372,5992.12
19652,626,6491.79
19702,818,3911.59
19753,082,6221.33
19803,146,6100.36
19853,268,2340.78
19903,398,1751.11
19953,674,9401.43
20003,858,9921.07
20054,135,3531.35
20104,370,0601.08
20154,614,5271.03
20164,659,2650.97
20174,702,0290.92
20184,743,1310.87
20194,783,0620.84
20204,822,2330.82
20214,860,6420.80
  • Total
  • Crude

New Zealand death and birth rate

Year Total Crude(per 1000)
DeathBirthCrude deathCrude birth
195017,93647,1329.2724.56
195519,22856,4949.0026.39
196020,89761,1798.7925.75
196522,37061,9588.5623.71
197023,76562,6078.3622.01
197524,87157,6028.1718.95
198025,49050,8698.0616.06
198526,74852,6218.2016.12
199027,14657,4197.9316.75
199527,31457,6077.4815.80
200028,15655,7997.2614.38
200528,59760,2816.9314.59
201029,83663,1776.8214.45
201531,82860,4346.9113.11
202034,15459,6717.0912.37
202134,67859,7437.1412.29
  • Population
  • Urbanization

Urban and rural population of New Zealand

Year Population Urbanization
UrbanRuralgrowth rate (%)Urban (%)
19501,383,732524,268-72.523
19551,572,956563,4352.6073.627
19601,803,134569,4602.8175.998
19652,072,193554,4522.5378.891
19702,285,874532,5132.1081.106
19752,551,621531,0121.7282.774
19802,625,162521,4570.4883.428
19852,734,626533,6100.8383.673
19902,879,680518,4921.3984.742
19953,144,004530,9321.6085.553
20003,319,552539,4471.1686.021
20053,570,490564,8651.4286.341
20103,765,257604,8051.0186.160
20153,984,212630,3201.1286.341
20204,191,405643,0150.9786.699
20214,231,472644,1250.9686.789
  • Population pyramid
  • Gender ratio

New Zealand population by Age Group (2011)

Age group Male Female Total M per 100 F
PersonsShare (%)
00-04 154,849 146,403 301,252 6.20 105.769
05-09 160,054 152,310 312,364 6.43 105.084
10-14 166,375 157,487 323,862 6.66 105.644
15-19 155,685 150,069 305,754 6.29 103.742
20-24 163,453 156,506 319,959 6.58 104.439
25-29 178,582 168,402 346,984 7.14 106.045
30-34 166,401 165,566 331,967 6.83 100.504
35-39 145,266 156,089 301,355 6.20 93.066
40-44 132,835 144,800 277,635 5.71 91.737
45-49 146,168 161,815 307,983 6.34 90.330
50-54 148,314 163,510 311,824 6.42 90.706
55-59 152,894 164,501 317,395 6.53 92.944
60-64 139,069 149,781 288,850 5.94 92.848
65-69 117,911 127,075 244,986 5.04 92.789
70-74 104,888 112,945 217,833 4.48 92.866
75-79 73,899 82,551 156,450 3.22 89.519
80-84 45,200 55,665 100,865 2.08 81.200
85-89 23,934 33,150 57,084 1.17 72.199
90-94 10,631 17,612 28,243 0.58 60.362
95-99 2,275 4,994 7,269 0.15 45.555
100+ 177 551 728 0.01 32.123
Total 2,388,860 2,471,782 4,860,642 96.645