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National Population Estimates: September 2011 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 November 2011
Key facts

During the September 2011 year:

  • Population growth was 33,500 (0.8 percent).
  • Natural increase and net migration contributed 32,800 and 800, respectively.

At 30 September 2011:

  • The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4.41 million.
  • The population comprised 2.17 million males and 2.24 million females.
  • The median ages for males and females were 35.6 and 37.9 years, respectively.
  • There were 97 males for every 100 females. 
     
Graph, Components of annual population change, 1997 to 2011.  
 
Estimated resident population
Age group
(years)
At 30 September 2010 At 30 September 2011 P Percentage change
2010–11 P
All ages 4,380,900 4,414,400  0.8
Under 15    895,100       894,200    -0.1
15–39 1,499,900 1,500,400   0.0
40–64 1,412,300 1,427,500   1.1
65+    573,600      592,400     3.3
Symbol: P    provisional
 
Geoff Bascand 14 November 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0576
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