QuickStats About New Zealand



Number of people counted

Total population

  • 4,027,947 people usually live in New Zealand. This is an increase of 290,667 people, or 7.8 percent, since the 2001 Census.

Population of New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Male
 1,965,618
Female
 2,062,329
Total  4,027,947

Māori ethnic population

  • 565,326 Māori usually live in New Zealand, an increase of 39,048 people, or 7.4 percent, since the 2001 Census.

Māori Population of New Zealand, 2006 Census
 
Male
 274,860
Female
 290,469
Total  565,326

Note: The Māori ethnic group population is the count for people of the Māori ethnic group. It includes those people who stated Māori as being either their sole ethnic group or one of several ethnic groups.  

Number of dwellings counted

  • For New Zealand as a whole, there are 1,478,709 occupied dwellings and 159,276 unoccupied dwellings.
  • There are 13,560 dwellings under construction in New Zealand.

Dwellings in New Zealand, 2006 Census
Dwelling status
     
 
Occupied
     Private
 1,471,746
     Non-private
 6,963
     Total  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 159,276
Under construction
 13,560
Total  1,651,542

Note: This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals, and values for the same data may vary in different text, tables and graphs.