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New Zealand Demographics Profile 2018

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Population4,510,327 (July 2017 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 19.69% (male 454,982/female 432,877)
15-24 years: 13.35% (male 309,707/female 292,586)
25-54 years: 39.82% (male 900,374/female 895,615)
55-64 years: 11.89% (male 261,097/female 275,151)
65 years and over: 15.25% (male 318,089/female 369,849) (2017 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 52.9
youth dependency ratio: 30.5
elderly dependency ratio: 22.4
potential support ratio: 4.5 (2015 est.)
Median agetotal: 37.9 years
male: 37.1 years
female: 38.8 years (2017 est.)
Population growth rate0.79% (2017 est.)
Birth rate13.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Death rate7.5 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Net migration rate2.2 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 86.4% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.98% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - populationAuckland 1.344 million; WELLINGTON (capital) 383,000 (2015)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.86 male(s)/female
total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth27.8 years
note: median age at first birth (2009 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.4 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 81.3 years
male: 79.1 years
female: 83.5 years (2017 est.)
Total fertility rate2.02 children born/woman (2017 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateNA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDSNA
HIV/AIDS - deathsNA
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 (2015 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 respondents 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.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 19 years
male: 18 years
female: 20 years (2014)
Education expenditures6.3% of GDP (2014)
Maternal mortality rate11 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
Health expenditures11% of GDP (2014)
Physicians density2.85 physicians/1,000 population (2014)
Hospital bed density2.3 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate30.8% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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