New Zealand Population Density 1950-2022

Chart and table of New Zealand population density from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population density of New Zealand in 2022 is 19.37 people per square kilometer, a 1.08% increase from 2021.
  • The population density of New Zealand in 2021 was 19.16 people per square kilometer, a 1.36% increase from 2020.
  • The population density of New Zealand in 2020 was 18.91 people per square kilometer, a 2.06% increase from 2019.
  • The population density of New Zealand in 2019 was 18.52 people per square kilometer, a 2.49% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Density
Country Name 2022 Population Density
Macao 22,570.39
Singapore 8,311.11
Hong Kong 6,746.73
Gibraltar 3,264.90
Bahrain 1,887.48
Malta 1,666.52
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 1,299.26
Barbados 654.97
Aruba 591.36
San Marino 561.00
South Korea 516.30
Monaco 486.77
Curacao 430.55
Netherlands 422.82
Israel 409.53
Belgium 381.79
Puerto Rico 366.67
Japan 327.94
Guam 318.10
Trinidad and Tobago 298.45
United Kingdom 277.12
Cayman Islands 260.25
Luxembourg 250.04
Liechtenstein 245.79
Kuwait 239.56
Qatar 234.56
Germany 233.15
Seychelles 232.87
Antigua and Barbuda 213.10
Switzerland 211.68
British Virgin Islands 208.70
Italy 195.92
Andorra 169.84
Isle of Man 148.28
Denmark 137.05
Cyprus 135.28
Poland 127.47
France 117.70
Portugal 111.37
Northern Mariana Islands 107.72
Hungary 107.14
Austria 106.58
Slovenia 103.51
UAE 95.71
Spain 94.00
Greece 78.70
French Polynesia 76.57
Ireland 71.47
Panama 58.53
Turks and Caicos Islands 48.11
Croatia 45.76
Lithuania 42.12
Palau 39.25
Faroe Islands 38.03
United States 34.41
Bahamas 29.54
Estonia 29.25
Latvia 28.66
Chile 25.91
Sweden 23.58
Uruguay 19.42
New Zealand 19.37
Saudi Arabia 16.94
Finland 16.37
Argentina 16.37
New Caledonia 15.61
Bermuda 14.96
Oman 14.79
Norway 8.69
Canada 3.89
Iceland 3.62
Australia 3.38
Greenland 0.14
Taiwan 0.00
New Zealand - Historical Population Density Data
Year Population Density Growth Rate
2022 19.37 1.08%
2021 19.16 1.36%
2020 18.91 2.06%
2019 18.52 2.49%
2018 18.07 1.94%
2017 17.73 1.67%
2016 17.44 1.69%
2015 17.15 1.69%
2014 16.86 1.43%
2013 16.62 0.92%
2012 16.47 0.66%
2011 16.37 0.80%
2010 16.24 1.01%
2009 16.07 1.00%
2008 15.91 0.92%
2007 15.77 0.99%
2006 15.61 1.14%
2005 15.44 1.26%
2004 15.25 1.53%
2003 15.02 1.81%
2002 14.75 1.52%
2001 14.53 0.89%
2000 14.40 0.57%
1999 14.32 0.62%
1998 14.23 0.91%
1997 14.10 1.27%
1996 13.93 1.49%
1995 13.72 1.46%
1994 13.53 1.32%
1993 13.35 1.17%
1992 13.20 1.46%
1991 13.01 2.48%
1990 12.69 1.91%
1989 12.45 0.54%
1988 12.39 0.50%
1987 12.32 0.54%
1986 12.26 0.41%
1985 12.21 0.55%
1984 12.14 0.95%
1983 12.03 1.07%
1982 11.90 0.79%
1981 11.81 0.43%
1980 11.76 0.15%
1979 11.74 -0.02%
1978 11.74 0.07%
1977 11.73 0.43%
1976 11.68 1.05%
1975 11.56 1.73%
1974 11.37 2.09%
1973 11.13 2.05%
1972 10.91 1.81%
1971 10.72 1.59%
1970 10.55 1.35%
1969 10.41 1.09%
1968 10.30 1.15%
1967 10.18 1.52%
1966 10.03 1.75%
1965 9.86 1.84%
1964 9.68 1.99%
1963 9.49 2.16%
1962 9.29 2.25%
1961 9.08 2.12%
1960 8.89 1.98%
1959 8.72 2.12%
1958 8.54 2.29%
1957 8.35 2.24%
1956 8.17 2.12%
1955 8.00 2.13%
1954 7.83 2.31%
1953 7.65 2.50%
1952 7.47 2.40%
1951 7.29 2.12%
1950 7.14 0.00%