A collection of questions we get asked.

What's the population of New Zealand?

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.