The total population in New Zealand was estimated at 5.0 million people in 2019, according to the latest census figures.

Looking back, in the year of 1960, New Zealand had a population of 2.4 million people. This page provides - New Zealand Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Population - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on April of 2020. source: Statistics New Zealand

Population in New Zealand is expected to reach 5.11 Million by the end of 2020, 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 2021 and 5.29 Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Population

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.95 4.88 4.95 2.37 1960 - 2019 Million Yearly

New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.00 4.20 11.20 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2648.00 2647.00 2648.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 111.00 114.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.00 0.20 2.50 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.10 70.40 70.90 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1211.00 1202.00 1211.00 699.62 points [+]
Productivity 127.91 128.24 128.24 86.54 points [+]
Job Vacancies 191.05 193.10 196.57 55.20 points [+]
Wages 32.83 32.71 32.83 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 30.78 31.02 31.02 12.44 NZD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 17.70 16.50 17.70 10.25 NZD/Hour [+]
Population 4.95 4.88 4.95 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 [+]
Part Time Employment 519.00 520.00 555.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 2130.00 2120.00 2147.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 67.30 67.50 68.00 56.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.60 10.70 15.30 10.30 percent [+]


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.