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    New Zealand People 2000

      Population: 3,819,762 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 23% (male 440,824; female 419,740)
      15-64 years: 66% (male 1,263,710; female 1,254,958)
      65 years and over: 11% (male 191,511; female 249,019) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 1.17% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 14.28 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 7.57 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 4.95 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 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: 0.77 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.99 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 6.39 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 77.82 years
      male: 74.85 years
      female: 80.93 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 1.8 children born/woman (2000 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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