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 August 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 2661.00 2643.00 2661.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 116.00 111.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -0.40 1.00 2.50 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 69.70 70.50 70.90 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1218.00 1215.00 1218.00 699.62 points [+]
Productivity 125.77 127.91 128.24 86.54 points [+]
Job Vacancies 102.84 171.86 196.57 55.20 points [+]
Wages 33.20 32.83 33.20 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 31.23 30.78 31.23 12.44 NZD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 18.90 17.70 18.90 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 [+]
Full Time Employment 2131.00 2130.00 2147.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 530.00 519.00 555.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 67.50 67.30 68.00 56.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.00 11.70 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.