Estimated resident population

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Concept

Name
Population concept
Label
Estimated resident population
Description

The estimated resident population of New Zealand is an estimate of all people who usually live in New Zealand at a given date.

The estimated resident population of New Zealand at a given date after census night is derived by updating the census usually resident population count for:

  • estimated net census undercount

  • the estimated number of residents temporarily overseas on census night

  • natural increase (births less deaths) between census night and the given date

  • net migration (arrivals less departures) between census night and the given date.

The estimated resident population is as at midnight of the reference date.

Subnational estimates

The estimated resident population of an area in New Zealand is an estimate of all people who usually live in that area at a given date. The estimated resident population for each area at a given date after census night is derived in the same way as described above.

Included

Residents in New Zealand.

Residents temporarily overseas.

Residents temporarily elsewhere in New Zealand are included at their usual address (for subnational counts only).

Excluded

Visitors from overseas.

Visitors from elsewhere in New Zealand (for subnational counts only).