Estimated resident population at 31 March 2014: 4,524,900 P
Births March 2014 year: 58,515
Deaths March 2014 year: 29,652
Net migration June 2014 year: 38,338
Total employed March 2014 quarter: 2,318,000 S
Males employed March 2014 quarter: 1,232,000 S
Females employed March 2014 quarter: 1,086,000 S
Unemployment rate March 2014 quarter: 6.0% S
Average weekly earnings March 2014 quarter: $1063.40 S
Wage inflation March 2014 quarter: +1.6%
CPI June 2014 quarter: +0.3%
GDP growth (in volume terms) March 2014 quarter: +1.0% S
GDP in current prices year ended March 2014: $226,551 million
GDP per capita in current prices year ended March 2014: $50,466
Current account balance
March 2014 quarter: -$585 million S
Change from last quarter: -$366 million S
Net international position March 2014 quarter: -$147,964 millionUnder mid-range projection series 6:
- New Zealand’s European or Other population is projected to reach 3.47 million by 2026, an increase of 260,000 (0.4 percent a year) over the estimated resident population at 30 June 2006 of 3.21 million.
- New Zealand’s Māori population is projected to reach 810,000 by 2026, an increase of 190,000 (1.3 percent a year) over the 2006 estimate of 620,000.
- New Zealand’s Asian population is projected to reach 790,000 by 2026, an increase of 390,000 (3.4 percent a year) over the 2006 estimate of 400,000.
- New Zealand’s Pacific population is projected to reach 480,000 by 2026, an increase of 180,000 (2.4 percent a year) over the 2006 estimate of 300,000.
The New Zealand General Social Survey 2012 shows that:
- An estimated 87 percent of people were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their lives overall.
- Four aspects of life were important in determining people’s overall life satisfaction: health, money, relationships, and housing.
- In 2012 an estimated:
- 60 percent of New Zealanders rated their health as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’
- 52 percent had ‘more than enough’ or ‘enough’ money to meet their everyday needs
- 69 percent had not felt lonely in the last four weeks
- 67 percent had no major problems with the house or flat they lived in.
- 21 percent of New Zealanders had good outcomes in all four of these (ie excellent or very good health, more than enough or enough money, never felt lonely, and no major housing problems).
- 98 percent of those with four good outcomes were satisfied or very satisfied with their lives overall.
- 5.4 percent of New Zealanders did not have a good outcome in any of the four aspects of life. Of these people, 56 percent were satisfied or very satisfied with their lives overall.
For more information, check out the QCL Law Library for documents and checklists pertaining to migration to NZ.