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New Zealand's population passes 5 million

New Zealand's population passes 5 million”

"At the same time, New Zealand citizens may have been unable or reluctant to head offshore". The nation's federal government has actually attracted worldwide appreciation for its handling of Covid-19, which has actually led to 21 fatalities as well as less than 1,500 situations in New Zealand.

In all likelihood, New Zealand has reached the figure because of the pandemic.

On 18 March, the federal government advised the 80,000 New Zealanders overseas to return home, including that the home window to take a trip was shutting quickly.

It was a much-anticipated milestone likely hastened by Covid-19: New Zealand has reached a population of 5 million people, after citizens and residents rushed home when borders began to close due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Estimates released today showed that on 31 March, the nation numbered 5,002,100 people.

Stats NZ conceded it can't tell whether our five millionth person was a new migrant who arrived in New Zealand on a plane, or if it was a newborn baby.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declined to say whether it was a moment worth celebrating, perhaps with a mind to growth's less popular sides, like congestion.

"Sometime in the next decade, about 40 percent of New Zealanders will be living in Auckland, and that's a big policy and political question - is that something that we want to see?"

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"But all of us I think would be of a mind to make sure that as we grow, that we look after our land, we look after our environment, we look after our people".

"We might not grow as fast but certainly, I would anticipate migrants coming to settle and live here over the next five years".

The country's population reached 4 million just 17 years ago in 2003 and is not expected to reach 6 million until some time in the 2040s, the department calculates.

Migration has since rebounded to be as strong as ever, in real terms.

"This is a significant event for New Zealand", population insights senior manager Brooke Theyers said.

And then there's the small matter of what Kiwis were up to in the bedrooms during their 51-day lockdown, which only ended last week.

"Couples tend to make childbearing decisions on broader considerations, like jobs and financial security".



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