This indicator shows the percentage distribution of the total population in New Zealand by sex and five-year age groups.

Age and sex structure

This indicator shows the percentage distribution of the estimated resident population of New Zealand, by sex and five-year age groups.

On 30 June 2019, the median age of the New Zealand population was

37.4 years

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Pyramid graph, Age and sex structure of estimated resident population as at 30 June 2019.

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This population pyramid shows the distribution of the population by sex and five-year age groups in New Zealand, as at the 30 June 2019 (measured as a percentage of the total population). Females are shown on the left and males are shown on the right.

For both males and females, the largest proportion of the population are aged 25 to 29 years. Roughly 3.7 percent of the population are males aged 25 to 29, and 3.6 percent are females aged 25 to 29. For males, the next largest age group is 20 to 24 years, followed by 5 to 9 years and 10 to 14 years. For females, the next largest age groups are 30 to 34 years and 45 to 49 years.

The age distributions are similar for both sexes, but there are noticeably more females than males in the oldest age groups, aged 75 years and over.

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