A collection of questions we get asked.
The population is approximately 4.6 million.
Over three-quarters of the population (76%) live in the North Island.
If you're thinking that the South Island must therefore be quite sparsely populated, you would be perfectly correct.
Although no pure-blooded Maori remain, over 14% of the population choose to designate themselves as Maori, as they are quite entitled to do by law.
69% of the total population describe their ethnicity as European and 8.0% as Asian.