New Zealand - Population density

Population density (people per sq. km of land area)

The value for Population density (people per sq. km of land area) in New Zealand was 16.73 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 50 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 16.73 in 2011 and a minimum value of 9.19 in 1961.

Definition: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization and World Bank population estimates.

See also:

Year Value
1961 9.19
1962 9.43
1963 9.62
1964 9.82
1965 9.98
1966 10.16
1967 10.35
1968 10.44
1969 10.53
1970 10.67
1971 10.84
1972 11.03
1973 11.25
1974 11.48
1975 11.71
1976 11.81
1977 11.85
1978 11.85
1979 11.81
1980 11.82
1981 11.87
1982 11.99
1983 12.15
1984 12.26
1985 12.33
1986 12.33
1987 12.44
1988 12.47
1989 12.53
1990 12.65
1991 13.27
1992 13.41
1993 13.57
1994 13.75
1995 13.95
1996 14.17
1997 14.36
1998 14.49
1999 14.56
2000 14.65
2001 14.74
2002 15.00
2003 15.29
2004 15.52
2005 15.70
2006 15.89
2007 16.06
2008 16.21
2009 16.39
2010 16.59
2011 16.73

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization