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National Population Estimates: June 2012 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 August 2012
Key facts

During the June 2012 year:

  • New Zealand's population grew by 28,000 (0.6 percent).
  • Natural increase was 31,100 and net migration loss was 3,200.

At 30 June 2012:

  • The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4.43 million.
  • There were 2.18 million males and 2.25 million females in New Zealand.
  • There were 97 males for every 100 females.
  • The median ages for males and females were 35.7 and 38.2 years, respectively.

 

Graph, Components of population change, 1992 to 2012.  
 
Estimated resident population
Age group
(years)
At 30 June 2011 At 30 June 2012 P Percentage change
2011–12 P
All ages 4,405,200 4,433,100

0.6

Under 15    894,500       892,300   

-0.2

15–39 1,499,000 1,497,100

-0.1

40–64 1,424,700 1,432,400

0.5

65+    587,100      611,400  

4.1

Symbol: P    provisional
 
Vince Galvin 14 August 2012
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0576


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