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National Population Estimates: September 2012 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 November 2012
Key facts

During the September 2012 year:

  • New Zealand’s population grew by 27,200 (0.6 percent).
  • Natural increase was 30,400 and net migration loss was 3,300.

At 30 September 2012:

  • The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4.44 million.
  • There were 2.18 million males and 2.26 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 annual population change, September year, 1992–2012.  
 
Estimated resident population
Age group
(years)
At 30 September 2011 At 30 September 2012 P Percentage change
2011–12 P
All ages 4,414,100 4,441,300

0.6

Under 15    894,000       891,700   

-0.3

15–39 1,500,400 1,498,400

-0.1

40–64 1,427,500 1,434,500

0.5

65+    592,300      616,700  

4.1

Symbol: P    provisional
 
Geoff Bascand 14 November 2012
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0576


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