New Zealand in Profile: 2013

International comparisons with our top five visitor source countries

Tirohia tēnei whārangi i te reo Māori

Subject  Unit  New Zealand  Australia  United Kingdom  United States  China, PR  Japan 
Total population (estimated)  Million  4.43  22.02  63.05  313.85  1,343.24  127.37 
Annual rate of population change  Percent  0.63  1.13  0.55  0.90  0.48  -0.08 
Male life expectancy at birth  Years of life  79.1  79.5  78.1  76.1  72.8  80.6 
Female life expectancy at birth  Years of life  82.8  84.5  82.4  81.1  77.1  87.4 
% of population aged 65+ years  Percent  13.8  14.4  16.9  13.5  9.1  23.9 
% of population aged under 15 years  Percent  20.1  18.2  17.3  20.0  17.4  13.5 
CPI change (annual)  Percent  1.0  1.2  2.7  1.9  2.9  0.2 
GDP per capita ( rounded)(1)(2)  US$  26,100  40,800  36,500  48,300  8,400  34,700 
Unemployment as % of labour force(1)  Percent  6.6  5.1  8.1  9.0  6.5  4.6 
Employment as % of working-age population(1)  Percent  72.6  72.7  70.4  66.6  74.2(3)  70.3 
1. Data for 2011. All other data is from 2012. 2. New Zealand data for year ended March. Other data for year ended June. 3. 2010.
Sources:
www.stats.govt.nz, www.cia.gov, stats.oecd.org, www.imf.org, World Bank.