population charts


According to Statisctics NZ, the labour force category to which a person is assigned depends on their actual activity during a survey reference week. The following definitions, which conform... Read full story

Birth and death rate

Data is as published by Statistics NZ quarterly.

The "birth rate" is live births per 1,000 mean estimated resident population.

The "death rate" is deaths per 1,000 mean estimated... Read full story

Infant mortality and abortions

Data is as published by Statistics NZ, quarterly for the infant mortality rate, but only annually for the abortion rate (and then with about a year's delay).

The "infant mortality rate" is... Read full story

Life expectancy
Marriage and divorces
Misery index

A "misery index" is based on the sum of the inflation rate (CPI) and the unemployment rate. It is a measure that has been around for decades, originally made popular by US President Jimmy Carter.... Read full story

Net long term migration

Net permanent and long term migration is the difference between ...

- overseas migrants who arrive in New Zealand intending to stay for a period of 12 months or more (or permanently), plus... Read full story


These charts use data from Statistics NZ's quarterly survey of the estimated resident population.

The estimated resident population of New Zealand is an estimate of all people who usually... Read full story

Visitor arrivals

In-bound tourism is a vital part of the New Zealand economy.

This chart measures the number of overseas residents arriving in New Zealand for a stay of less than 12 months, based on the... Read full story