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

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 November of 2020.

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 5.30 4.00 11.20 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2709.00 2731.00 2740.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 151.00 114.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change -0.80 -0.30 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.10 69.90 71.20 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1225.00 1218.00 1225.00 699.62 points [+]
Productivity 113.55 125.77 128.24 86.54 points [+]
Job Vacancies 125.80 102.84 196.57 55.20 points [+]
Wages 33.86 33.37 33.86 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 32.09 31.34 32.09 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 2164.00 2133.00 2164.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 544.00 538.00 555.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 66.40 67.10 68.20 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.