New Zealand Urban Population 1960-2022

Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • New Zealand urban population for 2020 was 4,408,037, a 2.21% increase from 2019.
  • New Zealand urban population for 2019 was 4,312,821, a 1.7% increase from 2018.
  • New Zealand urban population for 2018 was 4,240,881, a 1.89% increase from 2017.
  • New Zealand urban population for 2017 was 4,162,127, a 2.19% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
United States 272,364,755
Japan 115,494,817
Germany 64,472,284
United Kingdom 56,395,647
France 54,570,334
Italy 42,306,582
South Korea 42,156,641
Argentina 41,796,990
Spain 38,264,801
Canada 30,997,832
Saudi Arabia 29,343,564
Poland 22,786,800
Australia 22,152,761
Chile 16,770,077
Netherlands 16,087,009
Belgium 11,334,006
Sweden 9,108,648
UAE 8,609,395
Greece 8,541,900
Israel 8,533,651
Czech Republic 7,923,709
Hong Kong 7,481,800
Hungary 7,014,174
Portugal 6,833,619
Switzerland 6,383,962
Singapore 5,685,807
Austria 5,238,680
Denmark 5,138,400
Finland 4,729,705
Norway 4,463,566
New Zealand 4,408,037
Oman 4,405,789
Kuwait 4,270,563
Uruguay 3,317,930
Ireland 3,179,292
Puerto Rico 2,989,009
Panama 2,951,905
Slovak Republic 2,934,665
Qatar 2,859,020
Croatia 2,329,285
Lithuania 1,901,682
Bahrain 1,523,019
Latvia 1,299,043
Slovenia 1,157,547
Estonia 921,477
Cyprus 806,771
Trinidad and Tobago 744,725
Macao 649,342
Luxembourg 578,234
Malta 497,676
Iceland 344,066
Brunei 342,330
Bahamas 327,359
New Caledonia 194,500
French Polynesia 174,090
Guam 160,239
Curacao 138,059
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,974
Barbados 89,634
Andorra 67,928
Cayman Islands 65,720
Bermuda 63,903
Seychelles 56,661
Channel Islands 53,832
Northern Mariana Islands 52,836
Greenland 49,198
Aruba 46,654
Isle of Man 44,980
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 40,812
Monaco 39,244
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,242
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,089
Antigua and Barbuda 23,927
Faroe Islands 20,718
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,406
British Virgin Islands 14,669
Palau 14,652
Liechtenstein 5,498
New Zealand Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2020 4,408,037 86.70 2.18%
2019 4,312,821 86.62 1.68%
2018 4,240,881 86.54 1.87%
2017 4,162,127 86.47 2.17%
2016 4,072,982 86.40 2.31%
2015 3,979,802 86.34 2.11%
2014 3,896,881 86.28 1.73%
2013 3,830,023 86.22 0.84%
2012 3,798,063 86.16 0.62%
2011 3,774,624 86.10 0.69%
2010 3,748,563 86.16 1.04%
2009 3,709,702 86.22 0.93%
2008 3,675,355 86.28 0.78%
2007 3,646,829 86.34 0.86%
2006 3,615,494 86.40 1.29%
2005 3,569,251 86.34 1.20%
2004 3,526,736 86.28 1.56%
2003 3,472,292 86.22 2.04%
2002 3,402,067 86.16 1.81%
2001 3,341,111 86.10 0.68%
2000 3,318,432 86.02 0.68%
1999 3,295,923 85.94 0.62%
1998 3,275,597 85.86 0.98%
1997 3,243,637 85.78 1.41%
1996 3,198,324 85.70 1.75%
1995 3,142,704 85.55 1.64%
1994 3,091,625 85.40 1.51%
1993 3,045,443 85.25 1.32%
1992 3,005,583 85.10 1.22%
1991 2,969,087 84.95 5.09%
1990 2,821,739 84.74 1.20%
1989 2,788,022 84.51 0.76%
1988 2,766,856 84.27 0.56%
1987 2,751,315 84.03 1.15%
1986 2,719,750 83.78 0.10%
1985 2,716,946 83.67 0.67%
1984 2,698,921 83.63 0.91%
1983 2,674,359 83.59 1.41%
1982 2,636,985 83.55 1.04%
1981 2,609,635 83.51 0.48%
1980 2,597,030 83.43 0.25%
1979 2,590,668 83.33 -0.27%
1978 2,597,744 83.23 0.15%
1977 2,593,760 83.13 0.43%
1976 2,582,586 83.03 1.19%
1975 2,552,005 82.77 2.33%
1974 2,493,343 82.46 2.47%
1973 2,432,441 82.14 2.35%
1972 2,375,942 81.82 2.17%
1971 2,324,938 81.49 1.97%
1970 2,279,646 81.11 1.87%
1969 2,237,511 80.70 1.41%
1968 2,206,092 80.28 1.41%
1967 2,175,248 79.85 2.33%
1966 2,125,227 79.42 2.46%
1965 2,073,571 78.89 2.38%
1964 2,024,808 78.32 2.85%
1963 1,967,968 77.73 2.76%
1962 1,914,441 77.13 3.33%
1961 1,851,675 76.53 2.69%
1960 1,802,521 76.00 %