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National Population Estimates: September 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  12 November 2008
Highlights
  • The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4.28 million at 30 September 2008.
  • Population growth was 40,100 (0.9 percent) during the September 2008 year.
  • Natural increase and net migration contributed 35,700 and 4,400, respectively, during the September 2008 year.
  • The median ages for males and females were 35.4 and 37.2 years, respectively, at 30 September 2008

Graph, Components of Annual Population Change.  

 

 Estimated Resident Population
Age group At 30 September
2007
At 30 September
2008 P
Percentage change
2007–2008 P
All ages 4,239,900 4,280,000 0.9
Under 15 years 888,600 889,900 0.1 
15–64 years 2,821,600 2,849,200 1.0
65 years and over 529,600 540,900 2.1
P provisional
Geoff Bascand 12 November 2008
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0576
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