National population estimates give the best available measure of the population, by age and sex, usually living in New Zealand.

Key facts

At 31 December 2022:

  • New Zealand’s estimated resident population was provisionally 5,151,600
  • there were 2,595,500 females and 2,556,100 males
  • the median age of females and males was 39.2 and 37.2 respectively.

During the year ended December 2022:

  • New Zealand’s population grew by 35,200 (0.7 percent)
  • estimated natural increase (births minus deaths) was 19,400
  • estimated net migration (migrant arrivals minus migrant departures) was 15,800.

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