๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Population of New Zealand

5,269,938
Current Population of New Zealand
41,265
Net population growth this year
19.89
Population Density (people/kmยฒ)

As of July 1, 2024 the population of New Zealand reached 5,269,938, of which 2,613,050 people are male and 2,656,888 female. The country has a population density of 19.8938 people per square kilometer. With an overall population growth rate of 0.783% for the year. According to the latest data, New Zealand is set to increase its population size by 41,265 people next year. Making the total population count of New Zealand 5,269,938 people by 2024.

Historic Population of New Zealand (1950 - 2024)

Between 1950 and 2024 the population of New Zealand grown from 1,911,608 people to 5,269,938. An increase of the population size by 175.68% in 73 years.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
1950 1,911,608 959,068 952,540 37,840 7.2163 1.98%
1951 1,952,124 980,144 971,980 43,192 7.3692 2.213%
1952 1,998,948 1,004,372 994,576 50,456 7.546 2.524%
1953 2,048,964 1,029,915 1,019,050 49,577 7.7348 2.42%
1954 2,096,331 1,053,932 1,042,400 45,158 7.9136 2.154%
1955 2,140,976 1,076,522 1,064,454 44,129 8.0821 2.061%
1956 2,186,348 1,099,198 1,087,150 46,616 8.2534 2.132%
1957 2,235,321 1,123,735 1,111,586 51,330 8.4383 2.296%
1958 2,286,559 1,149,611 1,136,948 51,146 8.6317 2.237%
1959 2,335,010 1,173,720 1,161,289 45,755 8.8146 1.96%
1960 2,381,189 1,196,505 1,184,684 46,604 8.9889 1.957%
1961 2,431,616 1,221,874 1,209,743 54,251 9.1793 2.231%
1962 2,486,310 1,249,132 1,237,178 55,137 9.3857 2.218%
1963 2,540,026 1,275,155 1,264,871 52,294 9.5885 2.059%
1964 2,590,648 1,299,688 1,290,960 48,950 9.7796 1.89%
1965 2,638,316 1,323,257 1,315,059 46,386 9.9596 1.758%
1966 2,684,356 1,346,009 1,338,347 45,694 10.1334 1.702%
1967 2,725,198 1,365,021 1,360,177 35,989 10.2875 1.321%
1968 2,756,420 1,378,167 1,378,253 26,455 10.4054 0.96%
1969 2,786,352 1,391,526 1,394,826 33,411 10.5184 1.199%
1970 2,824,060 1,410,302 1,413,758 42,005 10.6607 1.487%
1971 2,868,885 1,432,763 1,436,122 47,645 10.8299 1.661%
1972 2,920,878 1,458,551 1,462,328 56,340 11.0262 1.929%
1973 2,980,638 1,488,272 1,492,366 63,180 11.2518 2.12%
1974 3,042,812 1,518,985 1,523,828 61,168 11.4865 2.01%
1975 3,095,428 1,544,843 1,550,585 44,064 11.6851 1.424%
1976 3,127,812 1,560,407 1,567,406 20,704 11.8074 0.662%
1977 3,141,174 1,566,082 1,575,092 6,020 11.8578 0.192%
1978 3,143,300 1,565,805 1,577,494 -1,769 11.8659 -0.056%
1979 3,142,539 1,563,873 1,578,666 249 11.863 0.008%
1980 3,147,168 1,564,978 1,582,189 9,007 11.8805 0.286%
1981 3,160,622 1,570,664 1,589,958 17,903 11.9312 0.566%
1982 3,185,721 1,582,009 1,603,711 32,293 12.026 1.014%
1983 3,219,827 1,597,971 1,621,856 35,918 12.1547 1.116%
1984 3,250,340 1,611,860 1,638,480 25,107 12.2699 0.772%
1985 3,268,356 1,619,408 1,648,948 10,925 12.3379 0.334%
1986 3,281,671 1,624,678 1,656,993 15,706 12.3882 0.479%
1987 3,299,450 1,631,750 1,667,700 19,853 12.4553 0.602%
1988 3,316,002 1,637,464 1,678,538 13,250 12.5178 0.4%
1989 3,333,755 1,643,537 1,690,217 22,256 12.5848 0.668%
1990 3,397,388 1,672,905 1,724,484 105,011 12.825 3.091%
1991 3,481,599 1,713,486 1,768,113 63,410 13.1429 1.821%
1992 3,532,562 1,738,936 1,793,627 38,517 13.3353 1.09%
1993 3,573,742 1,760,024 1,813,718 43,842 13.4908 1.227%
1994 3,620,890 1,783,955 1,836,936 50,455 13.6687 1.393%
1995 3,673,893 1,811,004 1,862,890 55,550 13.8688 1.512%
1996 3,728,458 1,838,415 1,890,043 53,579 14.0748 1.437%
1997 3,775,852 1,860,646 1,915,206 41,210 14.2537 1.091%
1998 3,810,044 1,875,084 1,934,959 27,174 14.3828 0.713%
1999 3,833,494 1,884,133 1,949,360 19,725 14.4713 0.515%
2000 3,855,266 1,892,614 1,962,652 23,820 14.5535 0.618%
2001 3,889,578 1,907,996 1,981,582 44,805 14.683 1.152%
2002 3,948,584 1,936,605 2,011,978 73,205 14.9058 1.854%
2003 4,019,941 1,971,513 2,048,428 69,510 15.1751 1.729%
2004 4,081,408 2,000,841 2,080,568 53,425 15.4072 1.309%
2005 4,132,781 2,024,572 2,108,210 49,320 15.6011 1.193%
2006 4,179,978 2,046,242 2,133,736 45,074 15.7793 1.078%
2007 4,221,494 2,065,478 2,156,015 37,958 15.936 0.899%
2008 4,260,239 2,083,936 2,176,302 39,531 16.0823 0.928%
2009 4,302,886 2,104,671 2,198,216 45,765 16.2433 1.064%
2010 4,346,338 2,125,643 2,220,695 41,139 16.4073 0.947%
2011 4,381,269 2,142,304 2,238,965 28,722 16.5391 0.656%
2012 4,410,284 2,156,372 2,253,913 29,309 16.6487 0.665%
2013 4,450,644 2,177,340 2,273,304 51,410 16.801 1.155%
2014 4,514,195 2,211,107 2,303,088 75,692 17.0409 1.677%
2015 4,590,590 2,251,521 2,339,068 77,098 17.3293 1.68%
2016 4,668,081 2,292,434 2,375,647 77,884 17.6219 1.668%
2017 4,746,252 2,333,541 2,412,711 78,457 17.9169 1.653%
2018 4,838,526 2,383,582 2,454,944 106,092 18.2653 2.193%
2019 4,959,034 2,451,731 2,507,303 134,924 18.7202 2.721%
2020 5,061,134 2,507,854 2,553,280 69,275 19.1056 1.369%
2021 5,129,728 2,542,360 2,587,367 67,913 19.3646 1.324%
2022 5,185,288 2,570,321 2,614,968 43,209 19.5743 0.833%
2023 5,228,100 2,591,921 2,636,179 42,413 19.7359 0.811%
2024 5,269,938 2,613,050 2,656,888 41,265 19.8938 0.783%

Statements that can be derived from New Zealand's population data

  • New Zealand has a population of 5,269,938 people, as of July 1, 2024.
  • New Zealand's population is equivalent to 0.07% of the total world population.
  • In 2024, New Zealand's population will grow with 41,265 people.
  • In 2024, 12,999 more people will immigrate to New Zealand than emigrate from the country.
  • The median age of the population in New Zealand is 37.22 years.
  • In New Zealand there are 19.89 people per square kilometers (0.386102 square miles), if spaced out evenly.
  • 3.34 infants die at birth out of a 1000 new born in New Zealand.
  • In New Zealand, 2,613,050 of the total population are male, and 2,656,888 are female.

Future Population of New Zealand (2024 - 2100)

New Zealand's population is set to incease in the future from 5,269,938 people to 6,069,341 people. An increase of the population size by 217.5% from 2024 to 2100.

Year Total Male Female People +/- Density (p/kmยฒ) Growth Rate
2024 5,269,938 2,613,050 2,656,888 41,265 19.8938 0.783%
2025 5,310,695 2,633,652 2,677,043 40,248 20.0477 0.758%
2026 5,350,410 2,653,760 2,696,651 39,183 20.1976 0.732%
2027 5,388,806 2,673,224 2,715,582 37,608 20.3426 0.698%
2028 5,425,762 2,691,980 2,733,782 36,304 20.4821 0.669%
2029 5,461,374 2,710,079 2,751,294 34,919 20.6165 0.639%
2030 5,495,670 2,727,532 2,768,138 33,674 20.746 0.613%
2031 5,528,743 2,744,383 2,784,361 32,473 20.8708 0.587%
2032 5,560,491 2,760,576 2,799,914 31,022 20.9907 0.558%
2033 5,590,866 2,776,088 2,814,778 29,729 21.1053 0.532%
2034 5,619,900 2,790,940 2,828,960 28,337 21.2149 0.504%
2035 5,647,638 2,805,164 2,842,474 27,140 21.3196 0.481%
2036 5,674,272 2,818,860 2,855,412 26,127 21.4202 0.46%
2037 5,699,822 2,832,042 2,867,779 24,973 21.5166 0.438%
2038 5,724,319 2,844,719 2,879,600 24,022 21.6091 0.42%
2039 5,747,928 2,856,971 2,890,956 23,195 21.6982 0.404%
2040 5,770,708 2,868,842 2,901,867 22,367 21.7842 0.388%
2041 5,792,644 2,880,328 2,912,315 21,503 21.867 0.371%
2042 5,813,704 2,891,420 2,922,284 20,618 21.9465 0.355%
2043 5,833,850 2,902,096 2,931,754 19,673 22.0226 0.337%
2044 5,853,055 2,912,323 2,940,732 18,738 22.0951 0.32%
2045 5,871,298 2,922,102 2,949,195 17,748 22.164 0.302%
2046 5,888,568 2,931,449 2,957,118 16,791 22.2291 0.285%
2047 5,904,946 2,940,394 2,964,551 15,965 22.291 0.27%
2048 5,920,384 2,948,900 2,971,483 14,911 22.3493 0.252%
2049 5,934,989 2,957,004 2,977,984 14,299 22.4044 0.241%
2050 5,949,002 2,964,843 2,984,159 13,727 22.4573 0.231%
2051 5,962,273 2,972,336 2,989,938 12,816 22.5074 0.215%
2052 5,974,862 2,979,504 2,995,357 12,361 22.5549 0.207%
2053 5,987,004 2,986,481 3,000,523 11,924 22.6007 0.199%
2054 5,998,652 2,993,228 3,005,424 11,371 22.6447 0.19%
2055 6,009,764 2,999,727 3,010,037 10,853 22.6867 0.181%
2056 6,020,400 3,006,011 3,014,389 10,420 22.7268 0.173%
2057 6,030,616 3,012,098 3,018,518 10,012 22.7654 0.166%
2058 6,040,359 3,017,941 3,022,419 9,475 22.8022 0.157%
2059 6,049,561 3,023,501 3,026,059 8,928 22.8369 0.148%
2060 6,058,348 3,028,874 3,029,474 8,645 22.8701 0.143%
2061 6,066,821 3,034,065 3,032,756 8,302 22.902 0.137%
2062 6,074,974 3,039,075 3,035,900 8,004 22.9328 0.132%
2063 6,082,706 3,043,864 3,038,842 7,460 22.962 0.123%
2064 6,089,988 3,048,383 3,041,605 7,103 22.9895 0.117%
2065 6,096,900 3,052,683 3,044,217 6,722 23.0156 0.11%
2066 6,103,434 3,056,777 3,046,657 6,347 23.0403 0.104%
2067 6,109,432 3,060,564 3,048,868 5,649 23.0629 0.092%
2068 6,114,969 3,064,068 3,050,902 5,424 23.0838 0.089%
2069 6,120,190 3,067,374 3,052,816 5,019 23.1035 0.082%
2070 6,124,926 3,070,396 3,054,530 4,452 23.1214 0.073%
2071 6,129,132 3,073,080 3,056,052 3,960 23.1373 0.065%
2072 6,132,754 3,075,411 3,057,343 3,283 23.1509 0.054%
2073 6,135,819 3,077,429 3,058,390 2,849 23.1625 0.046%
2074 6,138,308 3,079,110 3,059,198 2,129 23.1719 0.035%
2075 6,140,249 3,080,444 3,059,805 1,752 23.1792 0.029%
2076 6,141,696 3,081,492 3,060,204 1,142 23.1847 0.019%
2077 6,142,486 3,082,180 3,060,306 438 23.1877 0.007%
2078 6,142,788 3,082,568 3,060,220 166 23.1888 0.003%
2079 6,142,663 3,082,700 3,059,962 -416 23.1883 -0.007%
2080 6,141,930 3,082,494 3,059,436 -1,050 23.1856 -0.017%
2081 6,140,715 3,082,038 3,058,677 -1,380 23.181 -0.022%
2082 6,139,090 3,081,356 3,057,734 -1,871 23.1749 -0.03%
2083 6,137,095 3,080,472 3,056,624 -2,118 23.1673 -0.035%
2084 6,134,758 3,079,424 3,055,334 -2,555 23.1585 -0.042%
2085 6,131,972 3,078,144 3,053,827 -3,018 23.148 -0.049%
2086 6,128,749 3,076,626 3,052,123 -3,428 23.1358 -0.056%
2087 6,125,258 3,074,978 3,050,280 -3,553 23.1226 -0.058%
2088 6,121,687 3,073,298 3,048,390 -3,590 23.1092 -0.059%
2089 6,117,844 3,071,470 3,046,374 -4,095 23.0947 -0.067%
2090 6,113,774 3,069,520 3,044,254 -4,047 23.0793 -0.066%
2091 6,109,602 3,067,516 3,042,086 -4,299 23.0635 -0.07%
2092 6,105,278 3,065,434 3,039,843 -4,349 23.0472 -0.071%
2093 6,100,933 3,063,324 3,037,609 -4,340 23.0308 -0.071%
2094 6,096,568 3,061,194 3,035,374 -4,391 23.0143 -0.072%
2095 6,092,150 3,059,038 3,033,113 -4,444 22.9977 -0.073%
2096 6,087,666 3,056,843 3,030,823 -4,525 22.9807 -0.074%
2097 6,083,040 3,054,556 3,028,483 -4,727 22.9633 -0.078%
2098 6,078,395 3,052,244 3,026,151 -4,561 22.9457 -0.075%
2099 6,073,833 3,049,976 3,023,857 -4,565 22.9285 -0.075%
2100 6,069,341 3,047,748 3,021,593 -4,418 22.9116 -0.073%

Population Density of New Zealand

Today, New Zealand has a population density of 19.8938 people per square kilometer. The country has seen a change in density from 7.2163 people/kmยฒ since the 1950 to 19.8938 people/kmยฒ in 2024. In the future, New Zealand is projected to reach a population density of 22.9116 people per square kilometer, by the year 2100.

Population Density of New Zealand Between 1950 - 2100

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Growth Rate of New Zealand's Population

The population growth rate of New Zealand currently stands at 0.783% as of July 1, 2024. This is a decrease by 0.05 percentage points when compared to data from previous year. By 2024, the population growth rate of New Zealand will decrease to 0.783%. If we look further into the future, we can see that New Zealand's population growth is projected to land at a negative rate of -0.073% by the year 2100.

Population Growth Rate of New Zealand Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Growth Rate
1950 1.98%
1960 1.957%
1970 1.487%
1980 0.286%
1990 3.091%
2000 0.618%
2010 0.947%
2020 1.369%
Year Growth Rate
2030 0.613%
2040 0.388%
2050 0.231%
2060 0.143%
2070 0.073%
2080 -0.017%
2090 -0.066%
2100 -0.073%
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Life Expectancy of New Zealand

Today, New Zealand has an average life expectancy of 83.2948 years of age. The country has seen a change in life expectancy from 69.2532 years since the 1950 to 83.2948 years in 2024. In the future, New Zealand is projected to reach a population life expectancy of 92.3408 years of age, by the year 2100.

Life Expectancy of New Zealand Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Life Expectancy (Age)
1950 69,253
1960 71,224
1970 71,219
1980 72,863
1990 75,424
2000 78,678
2010 81,101
2020 82,741
Year Life Expectancy (Age)
2030 84,139
2040 85,406
2050 86,615
2060 87,767
2070 88,911
2080 90,057
2090 91,205
2100 92,340
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Migration to and from New Zealand

In 2024 New Zealand will see net migrations of 12,999 people. This means that 12,999 more people will immigrate to New Zealand than emigrate from the country this year. A decrease of net migrations when compared to the previous year of 2022, when the net migrations of New Zealand was 12,999.

Net Migration for New Zealand Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Net Migration
1950 6,813
1960 4,371
1970 4,590
1980 -15,213
1990 71,491
2000 -6,080
2010 6,258
2020 38,220
Year Net Migration
2030 12,999
2040 12,999
2050 12,999
2060 12,999
2070 12,999
2080 12,999
2090 12,999
2100 12,999
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Births in New Zealand

In 2024, New Zealand will see 63,805 babies be born. That is a decrease when compared to the ammount of births recorded by New Zealand in 2022, when the country saw 64,102 new borns.

Births New Zealand Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Births
1950 49,077
1960 63,129
1970 62,259
1980 50,814
1990 59,943
2000 56,547
2010 63,355
2020 63,130
Year Births
2030 61,450
2040 59,615
2050 58,456
2060 56,991
2070 54,838
2080 53,625
2090 52,399
2100 50,902
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Deaths in New Zealand

In 2024, 35,540 people will die in New Zealand. That is an increase of New Zealand's death count when compared to 2022, when the country recorded 33,895 deaths.

Deaths New Zealand Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Deaths
1950 18,043
1960 20,901
1970 24,840
1980 26,586
1990 26,423
2000 26,649
2010 28,465
2020 32,067
Year Births
2030 40,773
2040 50,238
2050 57,737
2060 61,348
2070 63,380
2080 67,674
2090 69,448
2100 68,322
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Median Age in New Zealand

The median age of New Zealand has been on an upward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the median age of New Zealand will reach 49.4393 years of age, by the year 2100.

Median Age in New Zealand Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Median Age
1950 28.4347
1960 26.5374
1970 24.6405
1980 26.8598
1990 30.0594
2000 33.3148
2010 35.8709
2020 36.3623
Year Median Age
2030 39.0634
2040 41.9948
2050 43.7692
2060 45.4616
2070 46.7745
2080 48.0181
2090 48.7234
2100 49.4393
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Fertility Rate in New Zealand

The fertility rate of New Zealand has been on a downward trend since the 1950's and it will continue well into the future. When the total fertility rate of New Zealand will reach 1.6559 births per woman, by the year 2100.

Fertility Rate in New Zealand Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
1950 3.5502
1960 4.2384
1970 3.1738
1980 2.034
1990 2.1737
2000 1.9764
2010 2.1642
2020 1.7902
Year Total Fertility Rate (births per woman)
2030 1.7194
2040 1.6963
2050 1.6887
2060 1.6749
2070 1.6646
2080 1.6585
2090 1.6554
2100 1.6559
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Infant Mortality Rate in New Zealand

The infant mortality rate is recorded as infant deaths under 1 year for every 1,000 live births. It gives us an insight into the maternal and infant health of New Zealand while at the same time being an important marker for the overall health of the country. The infant mortality rate of New Zealand has been on a positive downward trend since the 1950's when the infant mortality rate of the country was 27.7392. Today, New Zealand has a much better infant mortality rate of 3.3445 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births. This is set to improve even further in the future when New Zealand is projected to record an infant mortality rate of only 0.9171 infant deaths for every 1,000 live births, by the year 2100.

Infant Mortality Rate in New Zealand Between 1950 - 2100 (10 Year Increments)

Year Infant Mortality Rate
1950 27.7392
1960 22.713
1970 16.6256
1980 12.7241
1990 8.507
2000 6.1433
2010 5.0386
2020 3.754
Year Infant Mortality Rate
2030 2.9436
2040 2.4411
2050 2.0496
2060 1.7394
2070 1.4811
2080 1.2618
2090 1.0754
2100 0.9171
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Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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