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People > Gender Stats: compare key data on New Zealand & United States

Definitions

  • Female population: Total female population.
  • Female population per thousand people: Total female population. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Gender inequality index: Gender Inequality Index.
  • Gender ratio aged over 60: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 60 in each country. For instance, in Russia, for every 100 males over 60, there are 196 females who are over 60.
  • Gender ratio aged over 65: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 65 in each country. For instance, in Russia, for every 100 males over 65, there are 210.6 females who are over 65.
  • Gender ratio aged over 80: Amount of women per every 100 males that are over the age of 80 in each country. For instance, in North Korea, for every 100 males over 80, there are 411.8 females who are over 80.
  • Global Gender Gap Index: The Gender Gap Index considers gender inequality in the dimensions of economic participation (equality of salaries, labor market participation and access to high-skilled employment); access to education; political participation; and health (life expectancy and sex ratio). The highest score of 1 means total equality, 0 means complete inequality. The Index is calculated by the World Economic Forum.
  • Male population: Total male population.
  • Male population per thousand people: Total male population. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Sex ratio at birth: Number of males born for every female born. Countries with a number less than one have more females born than males.
  • Women aged 15-49: Country's total population of women aged 15-49. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Women aged 15-49 per thousand people: Country's total population of women aged 15-49. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
STAT New Zealand United States HISTORY
Female population 3.1 million
Ranked 116th.
231.19 million
Ranked 4th. 75 times more than New Zealand

Female population per thousand people 509.02
Ranked 51st.
513.11
Ranked 32nd. 1% more than New Zealand

Gender inequality index 0.164
Ranked 116th.
0.256
Ranked 103th. 56% more than New Zealand
Gender ratio aged over 60 118.8
Ranked 119th.
129.9
Ranked 64th. 9% more than New Zealand

Gender ratio aged over 65 125.4
Ranked 106th.
138
Ranked 60th. 10% more than New Zealand

Gender ratio aged over 80 180.3
Ranked 65th.
186.6
Ranked 57th. 3% more than New Zealand

Global Gender Gap Index 0.78
Ranked 7th. 6% more than United States
0.739
Ranked 23th.

Male population 3.09 million
Ranked 116th.
230.88 million
Ranked 4th. 75 times more than New Zealand

Male population per thousand people 491.06
Ranked 140th.
496.34
Ranked 103th. 1% more than New Zealand

Sex ratio at birth 1.05
Ranked 54th. 1% more than United States
1.05
Ranked 132nd.

Women aged 15-49 1.12 million
Ranked 119th.
89.8 million
Ranked 4th. 80 times more than New Zealand

Women aged 15-49 per thousand people 248.1
Ranked 107th. 3% more than United States
241.41
Ranked 133th.

SOURCES: United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Development Programme. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_GenderGap_Report_2012.pdf. World Economic Forum, 2012. Table 3a, p. 8 ff.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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