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National Population Estimates: At 30 June 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  12 August 2016
Key facts

During the June 2016 year:

  • New Zealand's population grew by 97,300 (2.1 percent).
  • Natural increase (births minus deaths) was 28,200 and net migration gain (arrivals minus departures) was 69,100.

At 30 June 2016: 

  • New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.69 million.
  • There were 2.31 million males and 2.38 million females, equivalent to 97 males for every 100 females.
  • The median age for males and females was 35.8 and 38.4 years, respectively.

Graph, Annual population change, 2006 to 2016.


Estimated resident population
Age group (years)

At 30 June 2015

At 30 June 2016 P 

Percentage change
2015–16 P

0–14

   914,300

   921,500

0.8

15–39

1,528,500

1,583,400

3.6

40–64 

1,478,500

1,489,800

0.8

65+ 

   674,300

   698,400

3.6

All ages

4,595,700

4,693,000

2.1

Symbol: P   provisional

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0576
12 August 2016

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