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National Population Estimates: December 2010 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  14 February 2011
Highlights
  • The estimated resident population of New Zealand was 4.39 million at 31 December 2010.
  • Population growth was 46,300 (1.1 percent) during the December 2010 year.
  • Natural increase and net migration contributed 35,800 and 10,500, respectively, during the December 2010 year.
  • The median ages for males and females were 35.5 and 37.7 years, respectively, at 31 December 2010.
Graph, Components of annual population change, 1996–2010 December year.

 

Estimated resident population

Age group
(years)

At 31 December 2009 At 31 December 2010 P Percentage change
2009–10 P
All ages 4,347,200 4,393,500 1.1
Under 15    893,100    895,300 0.2
15–39 1,494,200 1,501,900 0.5
40–64 1,399,700 1,417,800 1.3
65+    560,100    578,500 3.3
Symbol: P    provisional
 
Geoff Bascand 14 February 2011
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0576

 

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