New Zealand Population Density 1950-2019

Chart and table of New Zealand population density from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of New Zealand in 2019 is 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.
  • The population density of New Zealand in 2017 was 17.56 people per square kilometer, a 0.92% increase from 2016.
  • The population density of New Zealand in 2016 was 17.40 people per square kilometer, a 0.97% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2019 Population Density
Macao 21,067.27
Monaco 19,482.00
Singapore 8,072.79
Hong Kong 6,699.24
Gibraltar 3,370.10
Bahrain 2,109.48
Malta 1,376.16
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,246.71
Channel Islands 869.99
Barbados 667.50
Aruba 590.63
San Marino 564.33
South Korea 510.52
Netherlands 411.58
Israel 386.02
Belgium 377.97
Curacao 368.07
Japan 335.64
Puerto Rico 330.71
Guam 309.80
United Kingdom 277.21
Trinidad and Tobago 271.92
Cayman Islands 249.80
Qatar 243.93
Luxembourg 237.73
Liechtenstein 237.62
Kuwait 236.09
Germany 233.56
Antigua and Barbuda 220.72
Seychelles 212.48
Switzerland 208.07
Italy 200.94
British Virgin Islands 200.20
Andorra 164.13
Isle of Man 148.39
Denmark 134.48
Cyprus 129.58
Northern Mariana Islands 124.38
Poland 121.17
France 118.61
UAE 116.87
Portugal 110.88
Austria 106.76
Hungary 104.10
Slovenia 100.54
Spain 92.38
Greece 79.37
Croatia 72.99
French Polynesia 69.82
Ireland 69.47
Panama 56.30
Lithuania 42.27
Turks and Caicos Islands 40.20
Palau 39.15
Faroe Islands 34.87
United States 33.47
Latvia 29.57
Estonia 29.24
Bahamas 28.06
Chile 25.05
Sweden 22.43
Uruguay 19.64
New Zealand 17.87
Finland 16.35
Argentina 16.11
Oman 16.07
Saudi Arabia 15.94
New Caledonia 15.22
Bermuda 14.57
Norway 8.60
Canada 3.75
Iceland 3.29
Australia 3.26
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
New Zealand - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
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%