News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


New Zealand's Population Exceeds 3.9 Million

National Population Estimates: June 2002 quarter

26 July 2002

New Zealand's Population Exceeds 3.9 Million

New Zealand's resident population was provisionally estimated to be 3,938,700 at 30 June 2002, according to the latest population estimates released by Statistics New Zealand. This is up from 3,880,500 at 30 June 2001. These estimates are the first to be based on results from the 2001 Census of Population and Dwellings (held 6 March).

The estimated increase in the resident population during the June 2002 year was 58,300 or 1.5 percent. Permanent and long-term migrants made up more than half of this increase (56 percent).

There was a significant turnaround in the annual external migration balance, from a net outflow to a net inflow, in late 2001. Arrivals exceeded departures by 32,800 during the June 2002 year, compared with a net outflow of 9,300 in the June 2001 year. Over the same period, natural increase continued to contract, down 11 percent from 28,500 in the June 2001 year to 25,500 in the June 2002 year.

The estimated increase in the resident population during the June 2002 quarter was 9,400 or 0.2 percent. This resulted from a natural increase of 5,100, and a net inflow of 4,300 through permanent and long-term migration. In the June 2001 quarter, there was a natural increase of 6,800 and a net outflow of 2,900 through permanent and long-term migration.

All quarterly and annual population estimates for 1996–2001 will be subject to revision. The revised estimates will be available on the Statistics New Zealand website ( by the end of 2002.

Brian Pink
Government Statistician

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news