Demographics of New Zealand
The total population of New Zealand is 4,749,598 people. People in New Zealand speak the English, and Māori languages. The linguistic diversity of New Zealand is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for New Zealand is 0.1657. The median age is approximately 37.6 years. Life expectancy in New Zealand is 82. The female fertility rate in New Zealand is 1.9. Around 28.% of the population of New Zealand are obese. The ethnic diversity is diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for New Zealand is 0.3969. To find out specifics of language, religion, age, gender distribution, and advancement of people in New Zealand see the sections below, as well as visit the section concerning the education in the country.
In New Zealand, the population density is 17.12 people per square kilometer (45 per square mile). Because of this statistic, this country is considered to be sparsely populated. The total population of New Zealand is 4,749,598 people. New Zealand has approximately 1,039,736 foreign immigrants. Immigrants in New Zealand represent 0.5 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. Immigrants in New Zealand represent 25.1 percent of the total number of immigrants in the world. The ethnic diversity of New Zealand is diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on ethnicity. Ethnic fractionalization (EF) deals with the number, sizes, socioeconomic distribution, and geographical location of distinct cultural groups, usually in a state or some otherwise delineated territory. Specific cultural features might refer to language, skin color, religion, ethnicity, customs and traditions, history, or other distinctive criteria, alone or in combination. Frequently, these features are used for social exclusion and the monopolization of power. The index of ethnic fractionalization in New Zealand is 0.3969. This means that a certain diversity is present in New Zealand, although all people can still be divided into a relatively small number of major ethnic groups. EF is usually measured as 1 minus the Herfindahl concentration index of ethnolinguistic group shares, which reproduces the probability that two randomly drawn individuals from the population belong to different groups. The theoretical maximum of EF of 1 means that each person belongs to a different group. Read below for statistics of New Zealand on median age and gender distribution at various ages.
The median age is approximately 37.6 years. The median age for men is 36.7, while the median age for women is 38.4.
The sex ratio, or the number of males for each female (estimated at birth), is 1.05. It can be further divided into the following categories: sex ratio under 15 - 1.05; sex ratio from 15 to 64 - 1; sex ratio over 64 - 0.84; total sex ratio - 0.99. Total sex ratio is different from sex ratio estimated at birth. This is due to the fact that some newborns are considered in the sex ratio estimated at birth but pass away within the first weeks of their life and are not included in the total sex ratio.
The majority religion of New Zealand is Christianity, the followers of which comprise 57.% of all religious believers in the country. Christianity is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented in the New Testament. Christianity is the world's largest religion, with over 2.4 billion adherents, known as Christians. Christians believe that Jesus is the Son of God and the savior of humanity whose coming as Christ or the Messiah was prophesied in the Old Testament. Besides Christianity, there are some followers of Buddhism in New Zealand. The religious diversity of New Zealand is very diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of religions in New Zealand. The index of religious fractionalization in New Zealand is 0.811. This score means that several major religions within New Zealand co-exist with one another and with some minor beliefs.
New Zealand is considered to be a developed nation. The developmental stage of a nation is determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, economic prosperity, life expectancy, income equality, and quality of life. As a developed nation, New Zealand is able to provide its citizens with social services like public education, healthcare, and law enforcement. Citizens of developed nations enjoy a high standard of living and longer life expectancies than citizens of developing nations. In New Zealand, 89.51 in every 100 people use internet. New Zealand has a Human Development Index (HDI) of 0.91. New Zealand has a very high HDI score. This indicates that nearly all citizens are able to attain a desirable life because of social and economic support; citizens with a low standard of living receive aid and support and have the opportunity to advance in society. The migration rate in New Zealand is 2.21%. In New Zealand, 12% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in New Zealand is low, indicating that it has a stable economy. Investors should consider New Zealand to be a safe location for investments and other financial ventures.
People in New Zealand speak the English, and Māori languages. The linguistic diversity of New Zealand is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale based on the number of unrelated languages spoken in New Zealand. The index of linguistic fractionalization in New Zealand is 0.1657. This means that within the country there is one major language and several minor languages. Unrelated languages share few characteristics of grammatical structure, vocabulary, and etymological heritage. Linguistic diversity often results in issues of social and cultural fractionalization that can impact a country’s political circumstance and public policies.