Estimated Population Of NZ

This is an estimate of the number of people who usually live in New Zealand, at a given date. National population estimates give the best measure between census dates of the population that usually lives in New Zealand.

The latest estimated resident population is based on the 2018 Census usually resident population count, updated for residents missed or counted more than once by the census (net census undercount); residents temporarily overseas on census night; and births, deaths, and net migration between census night and the date of the estimate.

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Use Infoshare to access time-series data for annual and quarterly national population estimates by single-year of age, five-year age groups, and selected age groups.

Subject category: Population
Group: Population estimates – DPE

CSV files for download – the latest data from Infoshare and our information releases.

Definitions and metadata

National population estimates – DataInfo+ gives general methodology used to produce national population estimates, and related metadata.

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