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National Population Estimates: December 2011 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  15 February 2012
Key facts

During the December 2011 year:

  • Population growth was 29,600 (0.7 percent).
  • Natural increase and net migration contributed 31,400 and -1,900, respectively.

At 31 December 2011:

  • The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4.42 million.
  • The population comprised 2.17 million males and 2.25 million females.
  • There were 97 males for every 100 females.
  • The median ages for males and females were 35.6 and 38.0 years, respectively.

 

Components of annual population change 1997–2011 
 
Estimated resident population
Age group
(years)
At 31 December 2010 At 31 December 2011 P Percentage change
2010–11 P
All ages 4,393,100 4,422,700

0.7

Under 15    895,100       893,000   

-0.2

15–39 1,501,900 1,500,800

-0.1

40–64 1,417,800 1,429,700

0.8

65+    578,400      599,100  

3.6

Symbol: P    provisional
 
Geoff Bascand 15 February 2012
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0576


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