New Zealand

Facts and stats about New Zealand

4.37 million

Population. Ranked 125th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 22nd in 2012.

Largest city Auckland - 1,241,800
Capital city Wellington - 370,000
Major language English, Maori
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit New Zealand dollar
Head of state Queen Elizabeth II, represented by a governor-general
Prime minister John Key
Alternative names New Zealand
Groups Christian countries, East Asia and Pacific, English speaking countries, Former British colonies, High income OECD countries, Island countries, Sparsely populated countries, World

Interesting observations about New Zealand

  • New Zealand ranked third for age structure > 65 years and over amongst Former British colonies in 2013.
  • New Zealand ranked first for agricultural growth amongst High income OECD countries in 2007.
  • New Zealand ranked first for school life expectancy > primary to tertiary education > male globally in 2013.
  • New Zealand ranked first for internet > internet users > per 100 people amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2012.
  • New Zealand ranked first for cereal yield > kg per hectare amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2008.
  • New Zealand ranked third last for population amongst English speaking countries in 2013.
  • New Zealand has ranked last for red tape > time required to start a business > days since 2008.