New Zealand: Population size

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 New Zealand

Population size, in millions

 Latest value 5.12
 Year 2022
 Measure million
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 3.60
 Min - Max 2.37 - 5.12
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for New Zealand from 1960 to 2022. The average value for New Zealand during that period was 3.6 million with a minimum of 2.37 million in 1960 and a maximum of 5.12 million in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 5.12 million. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 40.31 million. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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New Zealand - Population size - Recent values chart

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New Zealand - Population size - historical chart - 1960-2022

The population size of New Zealand and other countries is defined as the number of people living on the territory of the country. It includes domestic born and foreign born residents.
Definition: Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship. The values shown are midyear estimates.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 5.12 2022 million
 Percent urban population 86.88 2022 percent
 Population density 19 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 16.73 2023 percent
 Percent children 18.51 2023 percent
 Percent female population 50.42 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 13.02 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 53.88 2022 percent
 Refugee population 1,791 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 23 2015 percent
 Population growth 0.25 2022 percent
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