New Zealand Birth Rate 1950-2020

Chart and table of the New Zealand birth rate from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for New Zealand in 2020 is 12.463 births per 1000 people, a 0.69% decline from 2019.
  • The birth rate for New Zealand in 2019 was 12.549 births per 1000 people, a 0.68% decline from 2018.
  • The birth rate for New Zealand in 2018 was 12.635 births per 1000 people, a 1.66% decline from 2017.
  • The birth rate for New Zealand in 2017 was 12.848 births per 1000 people, a 1.63% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Birth Rate
Country Name 2020 Birth Rate
Israel 19.830
Panama 18.601
Oman 18.090
Saudi Arabia 17.097
Argentina 16.736
Guam 16.405
Seychelles 16.101
Antigua and Barbuda 14.979
French Polynesia 14.328
New Caledonia 13.988
Bahamas 13.838
Uruguay 13.663
Bahrain 13.505
Kuwait 13.164
Australia 12.561
New Zealand 12.463
Trinidad and Tobago 12.453
Ireland 12.352
Chile 12.140
United States 11.990
Iceland 11.885
Sweden 11.827
Aruba 11.783
United Kingdom 11.433
France 11.107
Norway 11.099
Hong Kong 10.969
Denmark 10.865
Belgium 10.760
Curacao 10.751
Macao 10.684
Barbados 10.639
Luxembourg 10.494
Latvia 10.370
Canada 10.300
Switzerland 10.225
UAE 10.200
Estonia 10.172
Lithuania 10.134
Cyprus 10.128
Netherlands 10.121
Austria 9.939
Channel Islands 9.824
Malta 9.781
Poland 9.587
Slovenia 9.406
Hungary 9.406
Germany 9.397
Qatar 9.329
Finland 9.043
Croatia 8.685
Singapore 8.584
Taiwan 8.409
Spain 8.265
Portugal 7.768
Greece 7.475
Italy 7.391
Japan 7.301
South Korea 7.169
Puerto Rico 7.048
New Zealand - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
2020 12.463 -0.690%
2019 12.549 -0.680%
2018 12.635 -1.660%
2017 12.848 -1.630%
2016 13.061 -1.610%
2015 13.275 -1.580%
2014 13.488 -1.550%
2013 13.701 -1.770%
2012 13.948 -1.740%
2011 14.195 -1.710%
2010 14.442 -1.680%
2009 14.689 -1.650%
2008 14.936 1.020%
2007 14.785 1.020%
2006 14.635 1.040%
2005 14.484 1.050%
2004 14.334 1.060%
2003 14.183 -1.040%
2002 14.332 -1.020%
2001 14.480 -1.020%
2000 14.629 -1.000%
1999 14.777 -1.000%
1998 14.926 -2.150%
1997 15.254 -2.100%
1996 15.582 -2.060%
1995 15.910 -2.020%
1994 16.238 -1.980%
1993 16.566 -0.020%
1992 16.569 -0.020%
1991 16.572 -0.020%
1990 16.575 -0.020%
1989 16.578 -0.020%
1988 16.581 0.900%
1987 16.433 0.900%
1986 16.286 0.920%
1985 16.138 0.920%
1984 15.991 0.930%
1983 15.843 -1.430%
1982 16.073 -1.410%
1981 16.303 -1.390%
1980 16.533 -1.370%
1979 16.763 -1.350%
1978 16.993 -4.510%
1977 17.796 -4.310%
1976 18.598 -4.140%
1975 19.401 -3.970%
1974 20.203 -3.820%
1973 21.006 -1.600%
1972 21.348 -1.580%
1971 21.691 -1.550%
1970 22.033 -1.530%
1969 22.376 -1.510%
1968 22.718 -1.690%
1967 23.108 -1.660%
1966 23.497 -1.630%
1965 23.887 -1.600%
1964 24.276 -1.580%
1963 24.666 -1.380%
1962 25.011 -1.360%
1961 25.355 -1.340%
1960 25.700 -1.320%
1959 26.044 -1.310%
1958 26.389 0.630%
1957 26.223 0.640%
1956 26.057 0.640%
1955 25.891 0.650%
1954 25.725 0.650%
1953 25.559 0.650%
1952 25.393 0.660%
1951 25.227 0.660%
1950 25.061 0.000%