New Zealand Population 2023

New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island and more than 700 smaller islands. New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometers (600 mi) south of the islands of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. 

As per the Statistics New Zealand data, the population of New Zealand as of 30 September 2022 is 5,127,400 (51 million or 5.1 Crores)

Estimated Population of New Zealand in 2023: 51.3 million or 5.13 Crore

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Poland2023 Population
Total Population5,228,100 (52 million)
Global Rank123
Land Area 262,443 sq. km (101,330 sq. mi)
Area Rank75
Pop. Density18 people/sq. km
Fertility Rate* 1.9
Infant mortality rate ** 3.4
Median Age   38 Years
Life Expectancy 82.80 years
Urban Population86.9 %

Religion in New Zealand

Christianity is the main religion in New Zealand and its followed by 37.0% of the population. Among the Christians, Anglicanism is the largest denomination at (6.7%), Next comes Roman Catholicism (6.3%), and Presbyterianism (4.7%). The Māori-based Ringatū and Rātana religions (1.2%) are also Christian in origin.

Non-Christian faiths account for 7%, and the remaining 48.5% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Immigration and demographic change in recent decades have contributed to the growth of minority religions, such as Hinduism (2.6%), Islam (1.3%), Buddhism (1.1%), and Sikhism (0.9%).

Religion percentage in New Zealand

ReligionPercentage
Christianity 37%
Hinduism 2.6%
Islam 1.3%
Buddhism 1.1%
Sikhism 0.8%
Other religions 1.1%
No religion 48.5%
Undeclared 6.6%

Source: Census 2018

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Top Cities in New Zealand by Population

CityRegionPopulation
1AucklandAuckland14,70,100
2ChristchurchCanterbury3,83,200
3WellingtonWellington2,15,100
4HamiltonWaikato1,76,500
5TaurangaBay of Plenty1,51,300
6Lower HuttWellington1,10,700
7DunedinOtago1,06,200
8Palmerston NorthManawatū-Whanganui81,500
9NapierHawke’s Bay66,300
10Hibiscus CoastAuckland59,800
11PoriruaWellington59,600
12RotoruaBay of Plenty58,500
13New PlymouthTaranaki57,600
14WhangāreiNorthland54,400
15NelsonNelson51,100
16InvercargillSouthland50,200
17HastingsHawke’s Bay49,000
18Upper HuttWellington44,300
19WhanganuiManawatū-Whanganui42,200
20GisborneGisborne37,000
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