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New Zealand Demographics Profile

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Population
4,925,477 (July 2020 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 19.63% (male 496,802/female 469,853)
15-24 years: 12.92% (male 328,327/female 308,132)
25-54 years: 39.98% (male 996,857/female 972,566)
55-64 years: 11.93% (male 285,989/female 301,692)
65 years and over: 15.54% (male 358,228/female 407,031) (2020 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 55.8
youth dependency ratio: 30.3
elderly dependency ratio: 25.5
potential support ratio: 3.9 (2020 est.)
Median age
total: 37.2 years
male: 36.4 years
female: 37.9 years (2020 est.)
Population growth rate
1.44% (2020 est.)
Birth rate
12.8 births/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Death rate
6.9 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Net migration rate
8 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2020 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 86.7% of total population (2020)
rate of urbanization: 1.01% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
1.607 million Auckland, 415,000 WELLINGTON (capital) (2020)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.07 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.88 male(s)/female
total population: 100.3 male(s)/female (2020 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
27.8 years (2009 est.)

note: median age at first birth

Infant mortality rate
total: 3.5 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 3.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.4 deaths/1,000 live births (2020 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 82.1 years
male: 80.4 years
female: 84 years (2020 est.)
Total fertility rate
1.87 children born/woman (2020 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate
79.9% (2014/15)
note: percent of women aged 18-45
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
<.1% (2019 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
3,500 (2019 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
<100 (2019 est.)
Drinking water source
improved: 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 (2017 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: 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 (2017)
Nationality
noun: New Zealander(s)
adjective: New Zealand
Ethnic groups
European 64.1%, Maori 16.5%, Chinese 4.9%, Indian 4.7%, Samoan 3.9%, Tongan 1.8%, Cook Islands Maori 1.7%, English 1.5%, Filipino 1.5%, New Zealander 1%, other 13.7% (2018 est.)

note: based on the 2018 census of the usually resident population; percentages add up to more than 100% because respondents were able to identify more than one ethnic group

Religions
Christian 37.3% (Catholic 10.1%, Anglican 6.8%, Presbyterian and Congregational 5.2%, Pentecostal 1.8%, Methodist 1.6%, Mormon 1.2%, other 10.7%), Hindu 2.7%, Maori 1.3%, Muslim, 1.3%, Buddhist 1.1%, other religion 1.6% (includes Judaism, Spiritualism and New Age religions, Baha'i, Asian religions other than Buddhism), no religion 48.6%, objected to answering 6.7% (2018 est.)

note: based on the 2018 census of the usually resident population; percentages add up to more than 100% because respondents were able to identify more than one religion

Languages
English (de facto official) 95.4%, Maori (de jure official) 4%, Samoan 2.2%, Northern Chinese 2%, Hindi 1.5%, French 1.2%, Yue 1.1%, New Zealand Sign Language (de jure official) .5%, other or not stated 17.2% (2018 est.)

note: shares sum to 124.1% due to multiple responses on the 2018 census

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 19 years
male: 18 years
female: 20 years (2018)
Education expenditures
6.4% of GDP (2016)
Maternal mortality rate
9 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
9.2% (2017)
Physicians density
3.47 physicians/1,000 population (2017)
Hospital bed density
2.7 beds/1,000 population (2017)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
30.8% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
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