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National Population Estimates: At 30 June 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 August 2015
Key facts

During the June 2015 year:

  • New Zealand's population grew by 86,900 (1.9 percent).
  • Natural increase was 28,700 and net migration gain was 58,300.

At 30 June 2015: 

  • New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.60 million.
  • There were 2.26 million males and 2.34 million females, equivalent to 97 males for every 100 females.
  • The median age for males and females was 36.0 and 38.6 years, respectively.

Graph, Annual population change 1995–2015.


Estimated resident population
Age group (years)

At 30 June 2014

At 30 June 2015 P 

Percentage change
2014–15 P

0–14              911,100

                915,300

0.5

15–39           1,481,100              1,528,600

3.2

40–64            1,467,100              1,478,500

0.8

65+               650,400                 674,400

3.7

All ages           4,509,700              4,596,700

1.9

Symbol: P    provisional

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1178-0576
14 August 2015

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