New Zealand

    Religious Affiliation
    Chart source: Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project, 2010
    Total Population
    4,749,598 1
    Urban
    86.5% 1
    Rural
    13.5% 1
    Immigrants as % of Population
    28.7% 2
    Homicides
    0.74 per 100,000 people (global median: 5.8) 3
    Level of Public Corruption
    85 (100 is very clean, 0 is highly corrupt) 4
    Gender Gap Ranking based on economy, health, education, and politics
    4 (146 is the lowest ranked country; 1 is the highest ranked country) 5
    Fertility Rate
    1.80 live births per woman 6
    Under-Five Mortality Rate
    5.00 deaths per 1,000 live births 6
    Life Expectancy at Birth
    82 years 6
    Internet Users
    96% 6
    GDP per Capita
    US$41,558 6
    Religious Freedom: Government Restrictions Index (GRI)
    0.3 - Low
    Religious Freedom: Social Hostilities Index (SHI)
    1.3 - Low

    These statistics are derived from the Vatican's official publication, Statistical Yearbook of the Church 2020 (Vatican City: Librera Editrice Vaticana, 2022). The numbers may differ from data reported by other sources on this site.

    Baptized Catholics
    547,000
    Baptized Catholics as % of Total Population
    10.76
    Baptisms per Year (Under age 7)
    3,349
    Baptisms per Year (Over age 7)
    1,053
    First Communions per Year
    3,516
    Confirmations per Year
    3,615
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Primary Schools
    35,839
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Secondary Schools
    30,439
    Students Enrolled in Catholic Higher Education
    294
    Church Marriages per Year
    464
    Church Marriages in Which Both Spouses are Catholics
    263
    Priests
    434
    Women Religious (Nuns & Sisters)
    601
    Catholics per Priest
    1,260
    Parishes
    199
    Catholic Hospitals
    7
    Homes for Aged, Handicapped, Invalids
    16