Map of New Zealand
New Zealand’s population sits just under 4 million. The average fertility rate is below 2 children per female – well below replacement rate given the rapid ageing of the New Zealand population. New Zealand continues to take high levels of immigration given its low population levels, taking approximately 4 immigrants per thousand person (one of the highest rates in the world).
Other interesting Facts & Figures:
• There are more sheep in New Zealand than people – more than 16 sheep to every one person in fact
• Approximately 80% of the population lives in cities
• Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, is the southernmost national capital in the world