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National Population Estimates: September 2010 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  15 November 2010
Highlights
  • The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4.38 million at 30 September 2010.
  • Population growth was 49,400 (1.1 percent) during the September 2010 year.
  • Natural increase and net migration contributed 35,400 and 13,900, respectively, during the September 2010 year.
  • The median ages for males and females were 35.5 and 37.7 years, respectively, at 30 September 2010.
Graph, Components of annual population change, 1996–2010.

 

Estimated resident population

Age group
(years)

At 30 September 2009 At 30 September 2010 P Percentage change
2009–10 P
All ages 4,331,300 4,380,700 1.1
Under 15    892,100    894,800 0.3
15–39 1,489,500 1,499,900 0.7
40–64 1,393,600 1,412,300 1.3
65+    556,100    573,600 3.1
Symbol: P    provisional
 
Geoff Bascand 15 November 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0576

 

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