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Population clock
4,536,414
as at Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 at 12:10:58 a.m.

New Zealand's population is estimated to increase by one person every 6 minutes and 22 seconds.

This is based on the estimated resident population at 30 June 2014 and the following forecasts: 

  • one birth every 8 minutes and 41 seconds
  • one death every 15 minutes and 54 seconds
  • a net migration gain of one New Zealand resident every 9 minutes and 32 seconds. 

The forecasts are based on recent trends and do not necessarily reflect actual population change.

The population clock is based on the estimated resident population and does not correspond to the census usually resident population count or census night population count.

The estimated resident population is derived from the 2013 Census usually resident population count, with adjustments for people missed or counted more than once by the census (net census undercount), residents temporarily overseas on census night, and population change since census night.

For the latest available data on population, births, deaths, and migration see:

  • Estimates and projections – information about the current and future New Zealand population.
  • Population indicators – table with summary of New Zealand's key demographic statistics (population, births, deaths, marriages, migration etc).
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