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New Zealand Demographics Profile 2013

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Population4,365,113 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 20.1% (male 449,850/female 427,934)
15-24 years: 14.1% (male 314,262/female 299,693)
25-54 years: 40.6% (male 887,060/female 885,421)
55-64 years: 11.3% (male 240,854/female 250,635)
65 years and over: 14% (male 280,569/female 328,835) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 51.9 %
youth dependency ratio: 30.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 21.2 %
potential support ratio: 4.7 (2013)
Median agetotal: 37.4 years
male: 36.6 years
female: 38.2 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate0.85% (2013 est.)
Birth rate13.48 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate7.25 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate2.24 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 86% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization: 0.9% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationAuckland 1.36 million; WELLINGTON (capital) 391,000 (2009)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth27.7 (2008 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.65 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.22 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.06 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.82 years
male: 78.79 years
female: 82.94 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate2.06 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate75%
note: percent of women aged 20-49 (1995)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.1% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS2,500 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 100 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: New Zealander(s)
adjective: New Zealand
Ethnic groupsEuropean 56.8%, Asian 8%, Maori 7.4%, Pacific islander 4.6%, mixed 9.7%, other 13.5% (2006 Census)
ReligionsProtestant 38.6% (Anglican 13.8%, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Reformed 10%, Christian (no denomination specified) 4.6%, Methodist 3%, Pentecostal 2%, Baptist 1.4%, other Christian 3.8%), Roman Catholic 12.6%, Maori Christian 1.6%, Hindu 1.6%, Buddhist 1.3%, other religions 2.2%, none 32.2%, other or unidentified 9.9% (2006 Census)
LanguagesEnglish (official) 91.2%, Maori (official) 3.9%, Samoan 2.1%, French 1.3%, Hindi 1.1%, Yue 1.1%, Northern Chinese 1%, other 12.9%, New Zealand Sign Language (official)
note: shares sum to 114.6% due to multiple responses on census (2006 Census)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (2003 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 20 years
male: 19 years
female: 20 years (2010)
Education expenditures7.2% of GDP (2010)
Maternal mortality rate15 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures10.1% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density2.74 physicians/1,000 population (2010)
Hospital bed density2.3 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate28.3% (2008)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 21, 2013