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New Zealand Demographics Profile 2014

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Population4,401,916 (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 20% (male 450,985/female 429,184)
15-24 years: 13.9% (male 313,711/female 298,427)
25-54 years: 40.4% (male 890,678/female 888,565)
55-64 years: 11.4% (male 245,084/female 255,879)
65 years and over: 14.3% (male 290,429/female 338,974) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 52.5 %
youth dependency ratio: 30.7 %
elderly dependency ratio: 21.8 %
potential support ratio: 4.6 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 37.6 years
male: 36.7 years
female: 38.4 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.83% (2014 est.)
Birth rate13.4 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate7.3 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate2.23 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 86.2% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 1.09% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationAuckland 1.452 million; WELLINGTON (capital) 410,000 (2011)
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: 0.99 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth27.8
note: median age at first birth (2009 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.59 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 5.14 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 4.01 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 80.93 years
male: 78.88 years
female: 83.08 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate2.05 children born/woman (2014 est.)
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
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2012 est.)
Nationalitynoun: New Zealander(s)
adjective: New Zealand
Ethnic groupsEuropean 71.2%, Maori 14.1%, Asian 11.3%, Pacific peoples 7.6%, Middle Eastern, Latin American, African 1.1%, other 1.6%, not stated or unidentified 5.4%
note: based on the 2013 census of the usually resident population; percentages add up to more than 100% because respondents were able to identify more than one ethnic group (2013 est.)
ReligionsChristian 44.3% (Catholic 11.6%, Anglican 10.8%, Presbyterian and Congregational 7.8%, Methodist, 2.4%, Pentecostal 1.8%, other 9.9%), Hindu 2.1%, Buddhist 1.4%, Maori Christian 1.3%, Islam 1.1%, other religion 1.4% (includes Judaism, Spiritualism and New Age religions, Baha'i, Asian religions other than Buddhism), no religion 38.5%, not stated or unidentified 8.2%, objected to answering 4.1%
note: based on the 2013 census of the usually resident population; percentages add up to more than 100% because people were able to identify more than one religion (2013 est.)
LanguagesEnglish (de facto official) 89.8%, Maori (de jure official) 3.5%, Samoan 2%, Hindi 1.6%, French 1.2%, Northern Chinese 1.2%, Yue 1%, Other or not stated 20.5%, New Zealand Sign Language (de jure official)
note: shares sum to 120.8% due to multiple responses on census (2013 est.)
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: 19 years
male: 19 years
female: 20 years (2011)
Education expenditures7.4% of GDP (2012)
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 August 23, 2014