Information about population includes details about the number and characteristics of people who live in New Zealand.
Statistics on births record the number of births registered in New Zealand each year.
The census is the official count of how many people and dwellings there are in New Zealand.
Statistics on deaths record the number of deaths registered in New Zealand each year.
||Estimates and projections
Population estimates give the best available measure of the size and composition of the population usually living in an area.
Migration statistics count and describe movements of people into and out of New Zealand (international migration), and within the country (internal migration).
Interactive population pyramid
The interactive population pyramid shows how the age and sex of New Zealand's population has changed over time, and how it might change in years to come. You can view our population as far back as 1936, and our projected population out to 2061.
In Population mythbusters we examine some common beliefs about population in New Zealand to see whether they hold any truth.
London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Medal strike rate
View the London 2012 Olympic Games: Medal strike rate and London 2012 Paralympics: Medal strike rate web pages to see how many medals countries won relative to their populations.
Reports and articles
Population and Sustainable Development website
The Population and Sustainable Development website no longer exists as a separate entity. Over the years during which it performed an important function as an information source on population in New Zealand, much of the material was available on this website. To reduce duplication and maintain consistency, the remaining material from the Population website is being incorporated into this website. This has the advantage of also making data available with the information in the same location.