New Zealand Population Density 1950-2021

Chart and table of New Zealand population density from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of New Zealand in 2021 is 18.16 people per square kilometer, a 0.8% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of New Zealand in 2020 was 18.01 people per square kilometer, a 0.82% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of New Zealand in 2019 was 17.87 people per square kilometer, a 0.84% increase from 2018.
  • The population density of New Zealand in 2018 was 17.72 people per square kilometer, a 0.87% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2021 Population Density
Macao 21,657.70
Monaco 19,755.50
Singapore 8,201.23
Hong Kong 6,804.33
Gibraltar 3,369.80
Bahrain 2,247.17
Malta 1,383.70
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,276.82
Channel Islands 885.08
Barbados 669.10
Aruba 595.58
San Marino 566.95
South Korea 511.32
Netherlands 413.41
Israel 398.27
Belgium 381.01
Curacao 371.17
Japan 333.49
Puerto Rico 318.86
Guam 315.15
United Kingdom 279.98
Trinidad and Tobago 273.56
Cayman Islands 255.76
Qatar 252.41
Luxembourg 245.10
Kuwait 242.90
Liechtenstein 239.06
Germany 234.63
Antigua and Barbuda 224.39
Seychelles 215.02
Switzerland 211.08
British Virgin Islands 202.81
Italy 200.33
Andorra 164.59
Isle of Man 149.84
Denmark 135.44
Cyprus 131.41
Northern Mariana Islands 125.91
Poland 120.88
UAE 119.51
France 119.15
Portugal 110.25
Austria 107.81
Hungary 103.56
Slovenia 100.54
Spain 92.39
Greece 78.59
Croatia 72.13
Ireland 70.90
French Polynesia 70.63
Panama 58.10
Turks and Caicos Islands 41.30
Lithuania 41.20
Palau 39.50
Faroe Islands 35.14
United States 33.86
Estonia 29.23
Latvia 28.95
Bahamas 28.60
Chile 25.39
Sweden 22.71
Uruguay 19.78
New Zealand 18.16
Oman 16.88
Saudi Arabia 16.44
Argentina 16.40
Finland 16.39
New Caledonia 15.51
Bermuda 14.47
Norway 8.74
Canada 3.81
Iceland 3.33
Australia 3.33
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
New Zealand - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2021 18.16 0.80%
2020 18.01 0.82%
2019 17.87 0.84%
2018 17.72 0.87%
2017 17.56 0.92%
2016 17.40 0.97%
2015 17.24 1.03%
2014 17.06 1.08%
2013 16.88 1.12%
2012 16.69 1.13%
2011 16.51 1.11%
2010 16.32 1.08%
2009 16.15 1.06%
2008 15.98 1.07%
2007 15.81 1.13%
2006 15.64 1.22%
2005 15.45 1.35%
2004 15.24 1.45%
2003 15.02 1.49%
2002 14.80 1.41%
2001 14.60 1.27%
2000 14.41 1.07%
1999 14.26 0.90%
1998 14.13 0.84%
1997 14.02 0.94%
1996 13.89 1.15%
1995 13.73 1.43%
1994 13.53 1.65%
1993 13.31 1.75%
1992 13.09 1.65%
1991 12.87 1.41%
1990 12.69 1.11%
1989 12.55 0.85%
1988 12.45 0.67%
1987 12.37 0.62%
1986 12.29 0.68%
1985 12.21 0.78%
1984 12.11 0.85%
1983 12.01 0.85%
1982 11.91 0.75%
1981 11.82 0.58%
1980 11.75 0.36%
1979 11.71 0.20%
1978 11.69 0.21%
1977 11.66 0.45%
1976 11.61 0.84%
1975 11.51 1.33%
1974 11.36 1.77%
1973 11.17 2.04%
1972 10.94 2.05%
1971 10.72 1.86%
1970 10.53 1.59%
1969 10.36 1.37%
1968 10.22 1.26%
1967 10.10 1.33%
1966 9.96 1.54%
1965 9.81 1.79%
1964 9.64 1.99%
1963 9.45 2.14%
1962 9.25 2.19%
1961 9.05 2.17%
1960 8.86 2.12%
1959 8.68 2.08%
1958 8.50 2.08%
1957 8.33 2.12%
1956 8.16 2.20%
1955 7.98 2.29%
1954 7.80 2.36%
1953 7.62 2.38%
1952 7.44 2.30%
1951 7.28 2.09%
1950 7.13 0.00%