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 2021 was 4,445,853, a 0.74% increase from 2020.
  • New Zealand urban population for 2020 was 4,413,152, a 2.33% increase from 2019.
  • New Zealand urban population for 2019 was 4,312,734, a 1.69% increase from 2018.
  • New Zealand urban population for 2018 was 4,240,881, a 1.89% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Urban Population
United States 275,050,303
Japan 115,459,909
Germany 64,461,773
United Kingdom 56,656,654
France 54,837,816
Argentina 42,248,949
Italy 42,141,389
South Korea 42,127,573
Spain 38,361,119
Canada 31,229,095
Saudi Arabia 29,865,702
Poland 22,696,950
Australia 22,228,936
Chile 16,871,720
Netherlands 16,231,024
Belgium 11,369,682
Sweden 9,190,703
UAE 8,722,116
Israel 8,677,993
Greece 8,535,707
Czech Republic 7,943,455
Hong Kong 7,413,100
Hungary 7,014,907
Portugal 6,885,061
Switzerland 6,435,967
Singapore 5,453,566
Austria 5,283,757
Denmark 5,167,981
Finland 4,743,470
Oman 4,546,635
Norway 4,506,374
New Zealand 4,445,853
Kuwait 4,328,553
Uruguay 3,331,910
Ireland 3,213,642
Puerto Rico 3,054,454
Panama 3,013,434
Slovak Republic 2,931,708
Qatar 2,909,366
Croatia 2,256,663
Lithuania 1,907,779
Bahrain 1,566,857
Latvia 1,288,478
Slovenia 1,167,851
Estonia 922,702
Cyprus 812,694
Trinidad and Tobago 747,507
Macao 658,391
Luxembourg 585,848
Malta 490,043
Iceland 349,749
Brunei 346,841
Bahamas 330,887
New Caledonia 196,082
French Polynesia 175,358
Guam 161,700
Curacao 135,666
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 101,678
Barbados 89,897
Andorra 67,962
Cayman Islands 66,498
Bermuda 63,867
Seychelles 57,509
Channel Islands 54,347
Northern Mariana Islands 53,213
Greenland 49,575
Aruba 47,022
Isle of Man 45,332
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 42,846
Monaco 39,520
Turks and Caicos Islands 36,807
Gibraltar 33,691
San Marino 33,201
Antigua and Barbuda 24,070
Faroe Islands 20,888
St. Kitts and Nevis 16,549
British Virgin Islands 14,883
Palau 14,809
Liechtenstein 5,536
New Zealand Urban Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 4,445,853 86.79 0.74%
2020 4,413,152 86.70 2.30%
2019 4,312,734 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 %