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National Population Estimates: March 2012 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 May 2012
Key facts

During the March 2012 year:

  • New Zealand population grew by 27,700 (0.6 percent).
  • Natural increase was 31,100 and there was net migration loss of 3,400.

At 31 March 2012:

  • The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4.43 million.
  • There were 2.18 million males and 2.25 million females in New Zealand.
  • There were 97 males for every 100 females.
  • The median ages for males and females were 35.6 and 38.1 years, respectively.

 

components of annual population change 
 
Estimated resident population
Age group
(years)
At 31 March 2011 At 31 March 2012 P Percentage change
2011–12 P
All ages 4,402,700 4,430,400

0.6

Under 15    894,900       892,900   

-0.2

15–39 1,503,100 1,500,700

-0.2

40–64 1,421,900 1,430,900

0.6

65+    582,700      605,800  

4.0

Symbol: P    provisional
 
Geoff Bascand 14 May 2012
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0576


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