New Zealand’s population could hit five million by the end of the year.
According to the Stats NZ our current population is closing in on 4,934,000.
Stats NZ said given current trends, New Zealand’s population could reach the five million milestone by the end of 2019, or very early 2020.
Using forecasts of births, deaths and net migration, it is estimated that New Zealand’s population increases by one person every five minutes and 26 seconds.
New Zealand’s population reached one million in 1908.
The second million was reached in 1952. The population hit three million in 1973 and four million in 2003.