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International comparisons with our top five visitor source countries
Unit Most common date New Zealand Australia United Kingdom United States China, PR Japan
Total population (estimated) million 2009 4.32 21.26 61.11 307.21 1,338.61 127.08
Annual rate of change of population % 2009 1.1 1.2 0.3 1.0 0.7 -0.2
Male life expectancy at birth years of life 2008 78.2(1) 79.3 76.5 75.7 71.6 78.8
Female life expectancy at birth years of life 2008 82.2(1) 84.1 81.6 80.7 75.5 85.6
% of population aged 65+ years % 2009 12.8 13.5 16.2 12.8 8.1 22.2
% of population aged under 15 years % 2009 20.7 18.6 16.7 20.2 19.8 13.5
CPI change (annual) % 2009 1.9 1.5 2.1 1.2 1.5 1.0
Exchange rate (average)(2) national currency unit/US$ 2008 1.40 1.18 0.55 1.00 7.70 116.52
GDP (annual)(2) US$ billion 2008 127 1,011 2,674 14,265 4,402 4,924
GDP per capita (rounded)(2) US$ 2008 29,900 47,400 43,800 46,900 3,300 38,600
Exports of goods and services % of GDP 2008 31.2 23.7 28.9 13.0 ... 17.4
Unemployment as % of labour force % 2008 4.2 4.2 5.6 5.8 4.2(3) 4.0
Employment as % of working-age population(4) % 2007 75.4 72.9 72.3 71.8 73.6 70.7

(1) Data from 2006–08 abridged life table. (2) New Zealand data is for the year ended March. All other data is for the year ended June. (3) Urban areas only. (4) Defined by OECD as aged 15–64 years.

Symbol: … not available  Sources: www.stats.govt.nz; www.cia.gov; www.imf.org; http://stats.oecd.org; www.stat.gouv.qc.ca; http://laborsta.ilo.org 

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