New Zealand Population 2022


New Zealand map
  • The current population of New Zealand is estimated at 4,935,421 people as of December, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of New Zealand represent 0.06% of the total world population.
  • The population density of New Zealand is 19.1 inhabitants per km2.
  • New Zealand is located in Ocenia.
  • New Zealand ranks number 126 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of New Zealand is -40.9141° S. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 174.8612° E.
  • The median age in New Zealand is 37.4 years.
  • Minimum Wages in New Zealand is NZ $21.20 per hour, around USD $13.36 per hour, in 2022.
  • The countries that New Zealand shares its land boundary with are not existent. It has just maritime borders with American Samoa (United States), Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia (France), Kiribati, Samoa, and Tonga.

New Zealand

Official name New Zealand
Location Ocenia
Capital Wellington
Population 4,917,049 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 19.1/km2
Population growth rate 0.83% (in 2022)
Area 268,021 km2 (103,483.44 sq mi)
Official language English, Māori and NZ Sign Language
Currency New Zealand dollar ($) (NZD)
Life expectancy 82.65 years
Internet TLD .nz
Call code +64

New Zealand Population Graph

New Zealand Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 5,088,367 2,500,932 2,587,435 49.15% 50.85% 4,411,614 86.7%
2019 4,983,283 2,449,782 2,533,501 49.16% 50.84% 4,316,520 86.62%
2018 4,904,520 2,411,062 2,493,458 49.16% 50.84% 4,244,372 86.54%
2017 4,817,451 2,368,741 2,448,710 49.17% 50.83% 4,165,650 86.47%
2016 4,717,871 2,319,777 2,398,094 49.17% 50.83% 4,076,241 86.4%
2015 4,613,088 2,268,255 2,344,833 49.17% 50.83% 3,982,940 86.34%
2014 4,520,113 2,222,088 2,298,025 49.16% 50.84% 3,899,953 86.28%
2013 4,445,654 2,185,039 2,260,615 49.15% 50.85% 3,833,043 86.22%
2012 4,411,626 2,167,873 2,243,753 49.14% 50.86% 3,801,057 86.16%
2011 4,387,507 2,155,143 2,232,364 49.12% 50.88% 3,777,644 86.1%
2010 4,354,181 2,137,903 2,216,278 49.1% 50.9% 3,751,562 86.16%
2009 4,306,042 2,113,405 2,192,637 49.08% 50.92% 3,712,669 86.22%
2008 4,263,208 2,091,104 2,172,104 49.05% 50.95% 3,678,296 86.28%
2007 4,227,179 2,072,163 2,155,016 49.02% 50.98% 3,649,746 86.34%
2006 4,187,948 2,052,095 2,135,853 49% 51% 3,618,387 86.4%
2005 4,137,207 2,026,818 2,110,389 48.99% 51.01% 3,572,065 86.34%
2004 4,090,770 2,004,068 2,086,702 48.99% 51.01% 3,529,516 86.28%
2003 4,030,422 1,974,907 2,055,515 49% 51% 3,475,030 86.22%
2002 3,951,659 1,937,103 2,014,556 49.02% 50.98% 3,404,749 86.16%
2001 3,883,604 1,904,908 1,978,696 49.05% 50.95% 3,343,783 86.1%
2000 3,860,786 1,894,874 1,965,912 49.08% 50.92% 3,321,048 86.02%
1999 3,838,168 1,885,308 1,952,860 49.12% 50.88% 3,298,522 85.94%
1998 3,818,052 1,877,336 1,940,716 49.17% 50.83% 3,278,179 85.86%
1997 3,784,325 1,862,645 1,921,680 49.22% 50.78% 3,246,194 85.78%
1996 3,734,986 1,839,854 1,895,132 49.26% 50.74% 3,200,883 85.7%
1995 3,676,339 1,811,700 1,864,639 49.28% 50.72% 3,145,108 85.55%
1994 3,622,896 1,785,363 1,837,533 49.28% 50.72% 3,093,953 85.4%
1993 3,575,058 1,761,074 1,813,984 49.26% 50.74% 3,047,737 85.25%
1992 3,534,525 1,740,047 1,794,478 49.23% 50.77% 3,007,881 85.1%
1991 3,497,896 1,721,315 1,776,581 49.21% 50.79% 2,971,463 84.95%
1990 3,332,464 1,640,239 1,692,225 49.22% 50.78% 2,823,930 84.74%
1989 3,301,839 1,626,156 1,675,683 49.25% 50.75% 2,790,384 84.51%
1988 3,286,027 1,620,340 1,665,687 49.31% 50.69% 2,769,135 84.27%
1987 3,277,020 1,618,520 1,658,500 49.39% 50.61% 2,753,680 84.03%
1986 3,248,897 1,606,904 1,641,993 49.46% 50.54% 2,721,926 83.78%
1985 3,249,698 1,609,575 1,640,123 49.53% 50.47% 2,719,022 83.67%
1984 3,229,682 1,601,276 1,628,406 49.58% 50.42% 2,700,983 83.63%
1983 3,201,859 1,588,442 1,613,417 49.61% 50.39% 2,676,434 83.59%
1982 3,158,625 1,567,941 1,590,684 49.64% 50.36% 2,639,031 83.55%
1981 3,127,400 1,553,380 1,574,020 49.67% 50.33% 2,611,692 83.51%
1980 3,115,390 1,548,349 1,567,041 49.7% 50.3% 2,599,170 83.43%
1979 3,111,487 1,547,654 1,563,833 49.74% 50.26% 2,592,802 83.33%
1978 3,123,697 1,554,976 1,568,721 49.78% 50.22% 2,599,853 83.23%
1977 3,122,696 1,555,415 1,567,281 49.81% 50.19% 2,595,897 83.13%
1976 3,112,988 1,551,825 1,561,163 49.85% 50.15% 2,584,714 83.03%
1975 3,085,566 1,538,772 1,546,794 49.87% 50.13% 2,553,923 82.77%
1974 3,026,119 1,509,731 1,516,388 49.89% 50.11% 2,495,338 82.46%
1973 2,963,965 1,479,315 1,484,650 49.91% 50.09% 2,434,601 82.14%
1972 2,906,514 1,450,932 1,455,582 49.92% 50.08% 2,378,110 81.82%
1971 2,855,568 1,426,071 1,429,497 49.94% 50.06% 2,327,002 81.49%
1970 2,813,230 1,405,771 1,407,459 49.97% 50.03% 2,281,811 81.11%
1969 2,775,296 1,387,648 1,387,648 50% 50% 2,239,664 80.7%
1968 2,750,573 1,376,387 1,374,186 50.04% 49.96% 2,208,160 80.28%
1967 2,726,552 1,365,457 1,361,095 50.08% 49.92% 2,177,152 79.85%
1966 2,678,308 1,342,368 1,335,940 50.12% 49.88% 2,127,112 79.42%
1965 2,630,766 1,319,329 1,311,437 50.15% 49.85% 2,075,411 78.89%
1964 2,587,727 1,298,521 1,289,206 50.18% 49.82% 2,026,708 78.32%
1963 2,534,079 1,272,108 1,261,971 50.2% 49.8% 1,969,740 77.73%
1962 2,484,234 1,247,582 1,236,652 50.22% 49.78% 1,916,090 77.13%
1961 2,421,878 1,216,509 1,205,369 50.23% 49.77% 1,853,463 76.53%
1960 2,373,935 1,192,902 1,181,033 50.25% 49.75% 1,804,191 76%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in New Zealand ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of New Zealand. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

New Zealand

# City Population 2022
1 Auckland 419,749
2 Wellington 384,841
3 Christchurch 365,673
4 Manukau City 365,041
5 North Shore 209,507
6 Hamilton 179,982
7 Dunedin 115,102
8 Tauranga 111,188
9 Lower Hutt 101,730
10 Hastings 90,587
11 Palmerston North 76,642
12 Rotorua 66,626
13 Porirua 62,370
14 Nelson 59,727
15 Napier 57,253
16 Whangarei 51,317
17 New Plymouth 49,522
18 Whanganui 48,894
19 Upper Hutt 47,890
20 Invercargill 47,661
21 Papatoetoe 43,930
22 Gisborne 34,538
23 Paraparaumu 30,833
24 Timaru 28,915
25 Masterton 28,443
26 Blenheim 26,778
27 Taupo 26,250
28 Remuera 23,769
29 Otara 23,062
30 Papakura 22,459
31 Pukekohe East 21,616
32 Mangere 21,555
33 Ashburton 20,650
34 New Lynn 20,418
35 Avondale 20,269
36 Stoke 19,964
37 Levin 19,961
38 Wainuiomata 19,586
39 Manurewa 19,374
40 Whakatane 18,786
41 Rangiora 18,532
42 Taradale 16,765
43 Karori 15,787
44 Otahuhu 15,332
45 Cambridge 15,303
46 Tokoroa 14,423
47 Richmond 14,133
48 Waikanae 14,001
49 Kaiapoi 13,165
50 Gore 13,152
51 Oamaru 13,103
52 Takanini 12,370
53 Homai 12,029
54 Wigram 11,266
55 Howick 11,173
56 Queenstown 10,531
57 Orewa 10,315
58 Hawera 10,255
59 Carterton 10,147
60 Forrest Hill 10,099
61 Albany 10,000
62 Favona 9,861
63 Spreydon 9,772
64 Halswell 9,749
65 Greymouth 9,526
66 Waiuku 9,273
67 Lincoln 9,071
68 Khandallah 8,959
69 Bethlehem 8,732
70 Takapuna 8,443
71 Kerikeri 8,165
72 Otumoetai 8,145
73 Ngaruawahia 8,057
74 Pakuranga 7,837
75 Kawerau 7,751
76 Parnell 7,712
77 Motueka 7,609
78 Waitara 7,395
79 Kelvin Grove 7,339
80 Thames 7,230
81 Bell Block 7,128
82 Titahi Bay 6,989
83 Petone 6,712
84 Onekawa 6,709
85 Papatowai 6,705
86 Onerahi 6,606
87 Warkworth 6,549
88 Whitianga 6,454
89 Matamata 6,390
90 Beachlands 6,380
91 New Brighton 6,296
92 Stratford 6,219
93 Otaki 6,156
94 Ngaio 5,847
95 Dannevirke 5,808
96 Katikati 5,566
97 Waikowhai 5,539
98 Raumati Beach 5,336
99 Rothesay Bay 5,084
100 Mount Victoria 4,946

Other Countries from Ocenia Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Papua New Guinea 9,283,741 15/km2
New Zealand 4,917,049 19.1/km2
Fiji 939,221 46/km2
Solomon Islands 721,617 18.4/km2
Samoa 202,985 70/km2
Kiribati 122,344 152/km2
Micronesia 118,371 204/km2
Tonga 108,332 141/km2
Marshall Islands 59,954 293/km2
Palau 18,215 46.8/km2
Tuvalu 12,118 479.88/km2
Nauru 10,950 480/km2