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National Population Estimates: March 2009 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  15 May 2009
Highlights
  • The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4.31 million at 31 March 2009.
  • Population growth was 42,800 (1.0 percent) during the March 2009 year.
  • Natural increase and net migration contributed 35,300 and 7,500, respectively, during the March 2009 year.
  • The median ages were 35.5 years for males and 37.3 years for females at 31 March 2009.
Graph, Components of Annual Population Change 1995-2009.
 Estimated Resident Population
Age group (years) At 31 March
2008
At 31 March
2009 P
Percentage change
2008–09 P
All ages 4,263,600 4,306,400 1.0
Under 15    889,500    891,200 0.2
15–39 1,477,800 1,484,200 0.4
40–64 1,360,800 1,382,100 1.6
65+    535,500    548,900 2.5
P provisional
Geoff Bascand 15 May 2009
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0576
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