New Zealand Population: 4,822,233

New Zealand is an island which is located in the southeast of Australia. It is divided into two parts south and north Island and surrounded by 600 smaller islands too. The area of the nation is approximately 103,500 square miles and ranks 76th in terms of size in the world. Wellington is the capital of New Zealand, and Auckland is the area wise largest city of the country.

The largest cities in New Zealand by population

Here are the largest cities in New Zealand according to the population

CITY NAME POPULATION CITY NAME POPULATION
Auckland 417,910 New Plymouth 49,168
Wellington 381,900 Invercargill 47,287
Christchurch 363,926 Wanganui 40,268
Manukau City 362,000 Upper Hutt 38,400
Waitakere 208,100 Gisborne 34,274
North Shore 207,865 Ashburton 30,100
Hamilton 152,641 Papakura 28,010
Dunedin 114,347 Timaru 28,007
Tauranga 110,338 Blenheim 26,550
Lower Hutt 101,194 Paraparaumu 25,263
Palmerston North 75,996 Taupo 22,469
Rotorua 65,901 Pukekohe East 21,438
Hastings 61,696 Masterton 20,698
Nelson 59,200 Levin 19,789
Napier 56,787 Whakatane 18,602
Mangere 55,266 Taradale 16,599
Porirua 50,914 Cambridge 15,192
Whangarei 50,900

New Zealand population History

The population of New Zealand has increased slowly over the years. In the year 2000, it was 3,858,999; however, at the start of 2020, it has increased to 4,822,233. In the year 2000, the median age of the people in New Zealand was 34.3, but in the year 2020, it is 38.0. The number of migrants has also gone high, which has increased the population of the country.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 4,822,233 0.82% 39,170 14,881 38 1.9 18 86.90% 4,191,405 0.06% 7,794,798,739 126
2019 4,783,063 0.84% 39,932 14,881 37.4 2.01 18 86.80% 4,150,968 0.06% 7,713,468,100 125
2018 4,743,131 0.87% 41,097 14,881 37.4 2.01 18 86.70% 4,110,190 0.06% 7,631,091,040 125
2017 4,702,034 0.92% 42,769 14,881 37.4 2.01 18 86.50% 4,068,924 0.06% 7,547,858,925 124
2016 4,659,265 0.97% 44,733 14,881 37.4 2.01 18 86.40% 4,026,967 0.06% 7,464,022,049 122
2015 4,614,532 1.09% 48,894 18,179 37.3 2.04 18 86.30% 3,984,212 0.06% 7,379,797,139 122
2010 4,370,062 1.11% 46,941 12,483 36.6 2.14 17 86.20% 3,765,257 0.06% 6,956,823,603 122
2005 4,135,355 1.39% 55,271 26,926 35.5 1.95 16 86.30% 3,570,490 0.06% 6,541,907,027 124
2000 3,858,999 0.98% 36,813 8,517 34.3 1.95 15 86.00% 3,319,552 0.06% 6,143,493,823 121
1995 3,674,936 1.58% 55,353 23,603 32.6 2.07 14 85.60% 3,144,004 0.06% 5,744,212,979 120
1990 3,398,172 0.78% 25,987 -1,884 31.1 2.03 13 84.70% 2,879,680 0.06% 5,327,231,061 124
1985 3,268,236 0.76% 24,323 -582 29.5 1.97 12 83.70% 2,734,626 0.07% 4,870,921,740 120
1980 3,146,619 0.41% 12,797 -14,959 27.9 2.18 12 83.40% 2,625,162 0.07% 4,458,003,514 119
1975 3,082,633 1.81% 52,849 15,336 26.3 2.84 12 82.80% 2,551,621 0.08% 4,079,480,606 114
1970 2,818,387 1.42% 38,348 -525 25.6 3.35 11 81.10% 2,285,874 0.08% 3,700,437,046 111
1965 2,626,645 2.06% 50,810 10,878 25.8 3.85 10 78.90% 2,072,193 0.08% 3,339,583,597 112
1960 2,372,594 2.12% 47,241 7,775 27.4 4.07 9 76.00% 1,803,134 0.08% 3,034,949,748 110
1955 2,136,391 2.29% 45,678 12,482 28.7 3.69 8 73.60% 1,572,956 0.08% 2,773,019,936 112

New Zealand population forecast

The population of New Zealand is expected to increase through the years leading up to 2050 slowly. The fertility rate will be the same. If the number of migrants is the same for all years, then it will lead to an increase in the population. The population is expected to rise to the number 5,607,793 in the year 2050.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 4,822,233 0.88% 41,540 14,881 38 1.9 18 86.90% 4,191,405 0.06% 7,794,798,739 126
2025 5,006,445 0.75% 36,842 12,400 38.9 1.9 19 87.70% 4,388,310 0.06% 8,184,437,460 127
2030 5,172,962 0.66% 33,303 12,400 40 1.9 20 88.50% 4,578,933 0.06% 8,548,487,400 127
2035 5,315,417 0.54% 28,491 12,400 41.3 1.9 20 89.50% 4,756,338 0.06% 8,887,524,213 127
2040 5,432,993 0.44% 23,515 12,400 42.3 1.9 21 90.50% 4,918,991 0.06% 9,198,847,240 126
2045 5,529,569 0.35% 19,315 12,400 43.1 1.9 21 91.60% 5,067,731 0.06% 9,481,803,274 127
2050 5,607,793 0.28% 15,645 43.7 1.9 21 92.70% 5,200,447 0.06% 9,735,033,990 126

New Zealand demographics

The life expectancy of the people living in New Zealand is 82.80 years. The infant mortality is 3.4. The male share of the population is 2,370,163, and the sex ratio is 49.15%. The female share of the population is 2,452,070, and the sex ratio is 50.85%.

New Zealand religion and politics

Christianity is the major religion in New Zealand. The Christian denominations are Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism, Presbyterianism, and other undefined Christian faiths. There are also other minority religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islamism, and Sikhism.

The legislative power in New Zealand consists of the Queen and House of Representatives. The governor-general represents the Queen. The members are elected to form the House of Representatives.

New Zealand Economy

The economy of New Zealand is a developed free market. It stands as the fifty- third-largest economy in the world. In the purchasing power parity, it is in the sixty-eighth place.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%