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Population and demography

Population

Total population
2000  3,857,800
2010  4,367,800
2020 (projected) 4,781,500
Population by age group (2010)
Under 15 years 894,500
15–29 years 926,000
30–44 years 882,300
45–64 years 1,095,800
65+ years 569,200
Resident population (2010)
Main urban area
Auckland  1,354,900
Hamilton  203,400
Tauranga  120,000
Napier-Hastings  124,400
Wellington  389,700
Christchurch  390,300
Dunedin  116,600
Remaining main urban areas  464,100
Total, 16 main urban areas  3,163,300
Remaining areas  1,204,400
Total resident population  4,367,800

Note: Figures are at 30 June.

Demography

Components of population change in the five years to 30 June 2010
Natural increase + 168,800
Live births  + 311,100
Deaths  - 142,300
Net migration + 54,500
Arrivals  + 418,600
Departures  - 364,100
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