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New Zealand People

    Population: 3,662,265 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 23% (male 430,105; female 409,302)
    15-64 years: 65% (male 1,202,762; female 1,195,006)
    65 years and over: 12% (male 184,048; female 241,042) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 0.99% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 14.42 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 7.53 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 3.01 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.76 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 6.22 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 77.82 years
    male: 74.55 years
    female: 81.27 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 1.85 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: New Zealander(s)
    adjective: New Zealand

    Ethnic groups: New Zealand European 74.5%, Maori 9.7%, other European 4.6%, Pacific Islander 3.8%, Asian and others 7.4%

    Religions: Anglican 24%, Presbyterian 18%, Roman Catholic 15%, Methodist 5%, Baptist 2%, other Protestant 3%, unspecified or none 33% (1986)

    Languages: English (official), Maori

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 99% (1980 est.)
    male: NA%
    female: NA%

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