The total population in New Zealand was estimated at 4.8 million people in 2017, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1960, New Zealand had a population of 2.4 million people.

Population in New Zealand is expected to be 4.91 Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the New Zealand Population is projected to trend around 5.20 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 4.40 11.20 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2663.00 2633.00 2663.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 109.00 122.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 1.10 0.50 2.50 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 71.10 70.90 71.10 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1174.00 1168.00 1174.00 700.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 167.16 168.99 171.61 117.96 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 194.99 191.07 200.70 55.20 Index Points [+]
Job Advertisements 44341.92 46008.12 46008.12 14139.22 [+]
Wages 31.39 31.08 31.39 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 29.92 29.37 29.92 12.44 NZD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 16.50 15.75 16.50 10.25 NZD/Hour [+]
Population 4.84 4.75 4.84 2.37 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 10.90 12.40 15.30 10.30 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 554.00 545.00 554.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 68.30 67.80 68.30 56.40 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2107.00 2093.00 2107.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]


New Zealand Population

The population of New Zealand represents 0.06 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 1585 people on the planet is a resident of New Zealand. This page provides - New Zealand Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Population - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.84 4.75 4.84 2.37 1960 - 2017 Million Yearly




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