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Historical population estimates tables

The downloadable Excel file includes as at and mean year estimates, as well as population change, sex ratio, census night population counts, census usually resident population counts, and annual estimated components of population change.

Download or print historical estimates tables in Excel format from 'Available files'. If you have problems viewing the files, see Opening files and PDFs.

The tables are:

1. Estimated population by sex, year ended 31 December, 1926–2013
2. Estimated population by sex, year ended 30 June, 1937–2014
3. Components of population change, 1961–2014
4. Total and Māori populations, 1858–2013 Censuses of Population and Dwellings

Additional information

More information about the population estimates: methods, usage, and limitations.

Infoshare has the estimated resident population of New Zealand by single-year of age and sex, from 1991 onwards.

Māori population estimates tables have the estimated resident population of Māori ethnic group by single-year of age and sex, from 1991 onwards.

Subnational population estimates tables have the estimated resident population of subnational areas in New Zealand.

See population estimates tables at 30 June 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2013 for information about the base population used to derive post-censal population estimates and projections.

Request customised data if the data you need is not available in published tables.

Email info@stats.govt.nz if you have any queries, or call our Information Centre on 0508 525 525 (8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays).

Page updated 12 November 2014

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