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National Population Estimates: December 2008 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  13 February 2009
Highlights
  • The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4.29 million at 31 December 2008.

  • Population growth was 39,300 (0.9 percent) during the December 2008 year.

  • Natural increase and net migration contributed 35,500 and 3,800, respectively, during the December 2008 year.

  • The median ages for males and females were 35.5 and 37.3 years, respectively, at 31 December 2008.

 

Graph, Components of Annual Population Change.

 Estimated Resident Population
Age group At 31 December
2007
At 31 December
2008 P
Percentage change 
2007–2008 P
All ages 4,252,600 4,291,900 0.9
Under 15 years  889,100 889,900 0.1 
15–64 years 2,830,700  2,857,200 0.9
65 years and over  532,800 544,900 2.3
P provisional
 
Geoff Bascand  13 February 2009
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0576
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