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Population counts
  • New Zealand's census night population has passed the 4 million mark. There were 4,143,279 people in New Zealand on census night, an increase of 322,530 (8.4 percent) since the 2001 Census.
  • In the 10 years to March 2006, New Zealand's census night population increased by nearly half a million (up 461,733 or 12.5 percent).
  • In the past 50 years, New Zealand's census night population has almost doubled – from 2,174,061 in 1956 to reach 4,143,279 in 2006.
  • There were 4,027,947 people who usually live (usual residents) in New Zealand on census night.
  • The number of overseas visitors in New Zealand on census night almost doubled in the 10 years between 1996 and 2006 – increasing from 63,243 to reach 115,332.
Population Counts
1996, 2001 and 2006 Censuses
  1996   2001  2006 
Usual Residents  3,618,303  3,737,277  4,027,947
Overseas Visitors  63,243  83,472  115,332
Total Census Night Population 3,681,546  3,820,749   4,143,279  

 

Graph, Usually Resident Population.  

 

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.

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