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Estimated Resident
Population of New Zealand
as at 25 February 2017 at 01:17:34 PM

4,685,661

Pop Clock

To update the Population Clock please refresh your screen. New Zealand's population is estimated to increase by one person every 10 minutes and 38 seconds.

This is based on the estimated resident population at 30 September 2004 and the following component settings: (Note: these settings are subject to change)

  • one birth every 9 minutes and 4 seconds
  • one death every 19 minutes and 51 seconds
  • a net migration gain of one New Zealand resident every 29 minutes and 26 seconds.

Definition of estimated resident population
This estimate is based on the 2001 Census usually resident population count. It includes adjustments for net census undercount and New Zealand residents temporarily overseas. Births, deaths and net permanent and long-term migration since census date are also taken into account.

Current world population clock from the US Bureau of the Census
http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html

Further information:

If you are interested in finding out more about New Zealand's population...

How many males and females live in New Zealand? How many children are there? How many people are aged 65 years or more? ...Take a look at:

Key Demographic Indicators, this table gives a summary of New Zealand's key demographic statistics (population, births, deaths, marriages, etc)
National Population Estimates, the latest media release or Hot Off The Press

For more detailed information on population estimates and projections

Population - subject page

Other products on population estimates and projections

Demographic Trends - Reference Reports
Population Monitor

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