New Zealand Demographics

What is the population of New Zealand?

Population 4,925,477
Population Growth Rate 0.85%
Urban Population 86.2%
Population in Major Urban Areas Auckland 1.452 million; WELLINGTON (capital) 410,000
Nationality Noun New Zealander(s)
Nationality Adjective New Zealand
Ethnic Groups New Zealand European 74.5%, Maori 9.7%, other European 4.6%, Pacific Islander 3.8%, Asian and others 7.4%
Languages Spoken English (official), Maori (official)

New Zealand Health Information

What are the health conditions in New Zealand?

Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 7.25
Drinking Water Source - percent of rural population improved 100%
Drinking Water Source - percent of urban population improved 100%
Health Expenditures - percent of GDP 10.1%
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate 0.1%
HIV/Aids Deaths 90
Hospital Bed Density - beds/1,000 population 2.3
Infant Mortality Rate - female deaths/1,000 live births 4.06
Infant Mortality Rate - male deaths/1,000 live births 5.22
Infant Mortality Rate - total deaths/1,000 live births 4.65
Maternal Mortality Rate - deaths/100,000 live births 15
Mean Age for Mother's First Birth 27.7
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 28.3%
People Living with HIV/AIDS 2,500
Physicians Density - physicians/1,000 population 2.74
Total Fertility Rate - children born/woman 2.06

New Zealand Life Expectancy

How long do people live in New Zealand?

Life Expectancy at Birth 80 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - female 82 Years
Life Expectancy at Birth - male 78 Years
Median Age 37 Years
Median Age - female 38 Years
Median Age - male 36 Years

New Zealand Infant Mortality - per 1,000 live births

New Zealand median age, birth rate and death rates

Birth Rate - births/1,000 population 13
Death Rate - deaths/1,000 population 7.25
Median Age 37 Years
Median Age - female 38 Years
Median Age - male 36 Years
Net Migration Rate - migrant(s)/1,000 population 2.24
Population Growth Rate 0.85%
Sex Ratio 0-14 Years - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio 15-24 Years - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio 25-54 Years - male/female 1
Sex Ratio 55-64 Years - male/female .99
Sex Ratio at Birth - male/female 1.05
Sex Ratio of Total Population - male/female .99
Sex Ratio Over 64 Years - male/female .85

New Zealand Medical Information

What are the health conditions in New Zealand?

Medical Facilities and Health Information

Quality medical care is widely available, but waiting lists exist for certain types of treatment. High-quality medication (both over-the-counter and prescription) is widely available at local pharmacies, although the name of the product may differ from the U.S. version. Access to medical care may be less available in rural areas. Serious medical problems requiring hospitalization and/or medical evacuation to the United States can cost thousands of dollars. Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate cash payment for health services.

New Zealand Education

What is school like in New Zealand?

Education Expenditures - percent of GDP 7.4%
Literacy - female 99%
Literacy - male 99%
Literacy - total population 99%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
School Life Expectancy - female 20 Years
School Life Expectancy - male 19 Years
Total School Life Expectancy - (primary to tertiary) 19 Years

New Zealand Literacy

Can people in New Zealand read?

Literacy - female 99%
Literacy - male 99%
Literacy - total population 99%
Literacy Definition age 15 and over can read and write
Predominant Language English (official), Maori (official)

New Zealand Crime

Is New Zealand a safe place to visit?

Crime Information

The crime rate in New Zealand is relatively low, but theft from cars, recreational vehicles, and hostels is common, especially in areas frequented by tourists. Do not leave passports or other valuable items in unattended vehicles. Violent crime against tourists is rare; however, if you are traveling alone, you should be especially vigilant and avoid isolated areas.

Do not buy counterfeit and/or pirated goods, even if they are widely available. Not only are the bootlegs illegal in the United States, but if you purchase them, you may also be breaking local law.

New Zealand Penalties for Crime

Criminal Penalties

While you are traveling in New Zealand, you are subject to its laws. New Zealand’s laws and legal systems can be vastly different from our own. If you break local laws, your U.S. passport will not help you avoid arrest or prosecution; therefore, it is very important to know what is legal and what is not. There are also some things that might be legal in other countries, but are still illegal in the United States and may result in your prosecution, such as buying pirated goods or engaging in child pornography.

New Zealand officials generally notify the U.S. Consulate General in Auckland if a U.S. citizen is detained or arrested; however, that is not always the case. To ensure that U.S. consular officials are aware of your circumstances, request that New Zealand police and prison officials notify the U.S. Consulate General in Auckland as soon as possible.

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