As of 2021, New Zealand has a population of 5.1 million, making it the 122nd largest country in the world by this measure. There are 49.3% males and 50.7% females.

There are 2.6 million people employed in New Zealand, with an unemployment rate of 5.6% – 114,162 people.

New Zealand is the 49th largest economy in the world with a GDP of $199.4bn. New Zealand’s GDP has grown by 43% between 2010 and 2021 and is expected to grow by 31% by 2025.

As of 2021 there are 275,843 students in tertiary education in New Zealand, with 492,695 students in secondary and 408,548 in primary education. New Zealand spent 4.6% of its GDP on education in 2019.

New Zealand ranked first in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2020). In the 2019 report it finished first. In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2019), New Zealand finished 19th, after ranking 19th in 2018.

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Public healthcare expenditure totalled $15bn and private healthcare expenditure equalled $3.9bn in 2018.

The largest urban areas in New Zealand are Auckland (1.6 million people), Wellington (418,213) and Christchurch (404,525).