Link to population pyramid.
link to Interactive boundary maps page.
Link to Te Ao Marama


Population statistics give you information about where New Zealanders live, our age structure, and how our population is changing.

Choose what interests you from the alphabetical list below.

heading icon.

Statistics about the number of births registered in New Zealand each year.

heading icon.

The census is the official count of how many people and dwellings there are in New Zealand.

heading icon.

Statistics about the number of deaths recorded in New Zealand each year. Find out about infant deaths, and deaths by age, sex, and region.

heading icon.

Estimates and projections
Statistics about the size and composition of New Zealand’s population. Find out about New Zealand’s:

  • past and current population (estimates) 
  • future population (projections)
  • ethnic, regional, and household populations.
heading icon.

Life expectancy
Statistics about death and survival rates.

heading icon.

Migration statistics count and describe movements of people into and out of New Zealand (international migration), and within the country (internal migration).

Population mythbusters

In Population mythbusters we examine some common beliefs about population in New Zealand to see whether they hold any truth.

Reports and articles

Explore information we’ve gathered from research and analysis.

Demographic Trends 
Statistics NZ’s main reference volume on population and related statistics. It is released annually.

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games: Medal strike rate
See how many medals countries have won.


Get help to interpret and use our data.

Population Statistics Stocktake: 2011 (published 2012)
An overview of population statistics and data, intended as a resource for those undertaking population analyses.

Considering population in policy: Guide for policy analysts and planners (published 2012)
A resource for policy practitioners considering how population structures and dynamics will influence policy.