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National Population Estimates: December 2009 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  12 February 2010
Highlights
  • The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4.35 million at 31 December 2009.
  • Population growth was 55,100 (1.3 percent) during the December 2009 year.
  • Natural increase and net migration contributed 33,900 and 21,300, respectively, during the December 2009 year.
  • The median ages for males and females were 35.5 and 37.5 years, respectively, at 31 December 2009.
Graph, components of annual population change 1995–2009.

 

Estimated Resident Population

Age group
(years)

At 31 December 2008 At 31 December 2009 P Percentage change
2008–09 P
All ages 4,291,600 4,346,700 1.3
Under 15    889,500    892,600 0.3
15–39 1,480,100 1,494,200 1.0
40–64 1,377,000 1,399,800 1.7
65+    544,900    560,100 2.8
Symbol: P    provisional
 
Geoff Bascand 12 February 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0576

 

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