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National Population Estimates: March 2011 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  13 May 2011
Highlights
  • The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4.40 million at 31 March 2011.
  • Population growth was 41,200 (0.9 percent) during the March 2011 year.
  • Natural increase and net migration contributed 34,700 and 6,600, respectively, to the growth during the March 2011 year.
  • The median ages for males and females were 35.6 and 37.8 years, respectively, at 31 March 2011.
Graph, Components of annual population change, 1997 to 2011.

 

Estimated resident population

Age group
(years)

At 31 March 2010 At 31 March 2011 P Percentage change
2010–11 P
All ages 4,361,800 4,403,000 0.9
Under 15    894,200    895,200 0.1
15–39 1,498,400 1,503,200 0.3
40–64 1,404,700 1,421,900 1.2
65+    564,500    582,800 3.2
Symbol: P    provisional
 
Geoff Bascand 13 May 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0576

 

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