Tables About New Zealand

Population/ Dwellings



Population counts

Population of New Zealand,(1) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
Male
 1,777,461  1,823,007  1,965,621
Female
 1,840,839  1,914,270  2,062,329
Total  3,618,303  3,737,277  4,027,947
1. All figures are for the census usually resident population count.

Māori Population of New Zealand,(1) 1996–2006 Censuses
 
199620012006
Male
 258,000  257,484  274,860
Female
 265,371  268,797  290,469
Total  523,374  526,281  565,329
1. All figures are for the Māori ethnic group census usually resident population count.

Dwelling counts

Dwellings in New Zealand, 1996–2006 Censuses
Dwelling status
     
 
199620012006
Occupied
     Private
 1,276,332  1,359,843  1,471,746
     Non-private
 7,662  8,361  6,963
     Total  1,283,994  1,368,204  1,478,709
Unoccupied
 113,388  147,435  159,273
Under construction
 10,449  9,024  13,560
Total  1,407,831  1,524,663  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 tables.