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Population

Demographics of New Zealand, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.
Demographics of New Zealand, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.

4,143,279 at 7 March 2006, (Statistics New Zealand final 2006 census count)
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Age structure

  • 0-14 years: 21.8% (male 455,100; female 430,550)
  • 15-64 years: 66.2% (male 1,324,850; female 1,358,870)
  • 65 years and over: 12.0% (male 214,270; female 270,570) (2004 est.)

Average age

Total: 33.1 years

  • male: 32.4 years
  • female: 33.9 years (2002)

Population growth rate

1.4% (March 2004 Year est.)


In the period of April 2006 to March 2007, the total number of births in New Zealand was 60,470 (Birth rate of 14.59) and the number of deaths was 28,460 (Death rate of 6.87). The Maximum number of births was 21,700 in Auckland, 6980 in Canterbury, 6620 in Wellington and 5720 in Waikato. [1] The birth rate for the corresponding period in Auckland was 15.98, 14.75 in Waikato, 14.25 in Wellington and 13.09 in Canterbury.


Vital statistics

  • Birth rate: 14.31 births/1,000 population (Sept 2006 est..[1])
  • Death rate: 6.82 deaths/1,000 population (Sept 2006 est..[1]).)
  • Net migration rate: 4.26 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 est.)

Sex ratio

  • At birth: 1.04 male(s)/female
  • Under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
  • 15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
  • 65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
    • Total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2003 est.)

Infant mortality rate

  • Total: 6.07 deaths/1,000 live births
    • Female: 5.14 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)
    • male: 6.96 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth

  • Total population: 78.32 years
    • male: 75.34 years
    • female: 80.44 years (2003 est.)

Total fertility rate

2.05 children born/woman (Sept 2006 est..[1])


HIV/AIDS

  • Adult prevalence rate: 0.1% (2003 est.)
    • People living with HIV/AIDS: 1,400 (2003 est.)
    • HIV/AIDS - deaths: less than 100 (2001 est.)

Source: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/newzealand_statistics.html#14


Links:


New Zealand Aids Foundation: [2]


Ministry of Health, Aids and HIV Page: [3]


Ethnic groups

The figures below add up to more than the total number of people responding because New Zealand census allowed citizens to specify multiple ethnic identities. The ethnicity question and coding procedures have changed between each of these censuses, meaning that comparisons over time are not straightforward.

Ethnic Group 1996 2001 2006
European 2,879,085 2,871,432 2,609,592
Maori 529,371 526,281 565,329
Pacific Peoples 202,233 231,801 265,974
Asian 173,502 238, 176 354,552
Middle Eastern, Latin American or African .. .. 34,743
New Zealander .. .. 429,429
Other Ethnicity 16,422 24,993 1,491
Total people giving their ethnicity 3,466,587 3,586,731 3,860,163

Source: Table 6, QuickStats National Highlights, 2006 Census [4]


Religions (2001 Census)

The influence of Scottish settlers is reflected in the dominance of Presbyterianism in the Deep South.
The influence of Scottish settlers is reflected in the dominance of Presbyterianism in the Deep South.

The following figures are from the 2001 Census. The census figures for Christian denominations differ widely from the membership claimed by the churches, which is, in most cases, considerably lower; i.e. some may claim to be part of a given denomination but may not be a practicing follower. Many New Zealanders have a nominal preference for a particular denomination, but no meaningful relationship with it. Image File history File links NZ_religious_denominations. ... Image File history File links NZ_religious_denominations. ...


It should also be noted that the religious question is the only optional question in the New Zealand census. Some religious groups (e.g., the Exclusive Brethren - not to be confused with the Brethren in this census) instruct their followers not to answer this question; others, both Christian and non-Christian, choose not to answer this question for various reasons. The Exclusive Brethren are a part of the Christian Evangelical movement generally described as the Plymouth Brethren. ...


The following information is a direct citation from Statistics New Zealand


Statistics on religion record New Zealanders' religious affiliations.

  • More than half the population affiliate with a Christian religion (2,079,017), of which Anglican (584,793 or 17% of people), Catholic (486,012 or 14%) and Presbyterian (417,453 or 11%) are the largest denominations.
  • The largest non-Christian religions are Buddhist, Hindu, Islam/Muslim, and Spiritualism and New Age religions.
  • The number of people who choose not to record a religious affiliation is also counted.

According to Statistics New Zealand (Results of 2001 Census) 3,442,020 participated in answering the Religion portion of the 2001 census: The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ...

  • Non-religious: 1,021,908
  • Buddhist: 41,106
  • Hindu: 39,627
  • Islam: 23,202
  • Jewish: 6,516
  • Other Religions: 18,486
  • Objected to answering question: 235,212

Data also collected in the Census: Christianity in New Zealand dates to the arrival of missionaries in the early 19th Century, and became the countrys dominant religion. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... The Pentecostal movement within Protestant Christianity places special emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is... A Latter-day Saint is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and should not to be confused with the different, though similar term Latter Day Saint. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The Catholic Church in New Zealand is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope and curia in Rome. ... Both a religion and a pan-tribal political force, the Ratana movement was founded by Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana (1873 - 1939) in early 20th century New Zealand. ... The Ringatu church was founded in 1868 by Te Kooti Rikirangi and the symbol for the movement is an upraised hand, or Ringa Tu in Māori. ... A replica of an ancient statue found among the ruins of a temple at Sarnath Buddhism is a philosophy based on the teachings of the Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, a prince of the Shakyas, whose lifetime is traditionally given as 566 to 486 BCE. It had subsequently been accepted by... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

  • Changes since previous censuses:
  • There has been an increase in people whose religion is non-Christian:
    • Hinduism increased 56% since the 1996 Census.
    • Buddhism increased 48% since the 1996 Census.
    • Islam increased 74% since the 1996 Census.
    • Spiritualism increased 64% since the 1996 Census.
  • The number of Roman Catholics increased by 12,900 between 1996 and 2001, while the two other largest denominations incurred decreases; Anglicans (-46,971) and Presbyterians (-38,895).
  • The count of Anglicans exceeded that of the other denominations in all regions except Auckland (where Catholics were the largest denomination) and Otago and Southland (where the Presbyterian group was the largest).
  • The main denominations in the 1901 Census were Church of England/Anglican (41% of people), Presbyterian (23%), Catholic (14%), and Methodist (11%).
  • At the 1901 Census only 1 in 30 people did not give a religious affiliation. This number has greatly increased in 100 years - almost 4 out of 10 people did not specify a religious affiliation in the 2001 Census.

The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... Otago (help· info) is one of the regions of New Zealand and lies in the south-east of the South Island. ... Southland is the name of New Zealands southernmost region and is also the name of a district within that region. ... The Church of England logo since 1998 The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ...

Languages (2006 Census)

The figures below total more than 100%, because the census counted all languages in which individuals considered themselves fluent; many speakers of minority languages were therefore counted more than once.

Source: Language spoken (total responses) for the census usually resident population count, 2006, Statistics New Zealand. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Māori or Te Reo Māori, commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) is an official language of New Zealand. ... This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ... This article is on all of the Northern Chinese dialects. ... Chinese (written) language (pinyin: zhōngw n) written in Chinese characters The Chinese language (汉语/漢語, 华语/華語, or 中文; Pinyin: H nyǔ, Hu yǔ, or Zhōngw n) is a member of the Sino-Tibetan family of languages. ... Hindi (हिन्दी) is a language spoken mainly in North and Central India. ... New Zealand Sign Language or NZSL is the main language of the deaf community in New Zealand. ... Look up Wiktionary:Swadesh lists for Afrikaans and Dutch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Not to be confused with the Malayalam language, spoken in India. ... Tamil ( ; IPA ) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, with smaller communities of speakers in many other countries. ... “Telugu” redirects here. ... Arabic redirects here. ... Statistics New Zealand (Te Tari Tatau) is a New Zealand government department, and the source of the countrys official statistics. ...


Those with no language (e.g., too young to talk) and those who gave unusable responses were excluded from these percentages.


Literacy

Age 15 and over can read and write: 99% (1980 estimate) See Literacy Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The traditional definition of literacy is considered to be the ability to read and write, or the ability to use language to read, write, listen, and speak. ...


Nationality

noun: New Zealander(s)
adjective: New Zealander

See also

To date, five periods of Immigration to New Zealand may be identified. ... A Chinese New Zealander (Traditional Chinese: 華裔紐西蘭人 Simplified Chinese: 华裔新西兰人) is a New Zealander of Chinese heritage. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Pākehā. (Discuss) It has been suggested that Pākehā be merged into this article or section. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c Births and deaths in New Zealand. Retrieved on 2007-1-4.

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