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The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year, the British began the first organized colonial settlement. A series of land wars between 1843 and 1872 ended with the defeat of the native peoples. The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both world wars. New Zealand's full participation in a number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years, the government has sought to address longstanding Maori grievances.


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People And Society

Nationality
Noun New Zealander(s)
Adjective New Zealand

Ethnic groups
European 56.8%, Asian 8%, Maori 7.4%, Pacific islander 4.6%, mixed 9.7%, other 13.5% (2006 Census)

Languages
English (official) 91.2%, Maori (official) 3.9%, Samoan 2.1%, French 1.3%, Hindi 1.1%, Yue 1.1%, Northern Chinese 1%, other 12.9%, New Zealand Sign Language (official)
Note
Shares sum to 114.6% due to multiple responses on census (2006 Census)

Religions
Protestant 38.6% (Anglican 13.8%, Presbyterian, Congregational, and Reformed 10%, Christian (no denomination specified) 4.6%, Methodist 3%, Pentecostal 2%, Baptist 1.4%, other Christian 3.8%), Roman Catholic 12.6%, Maori Christian 1.6%, Hindu 1.6%, Buddhist 1.3%, other religions 2.2%, none 32.2%, other or unidentified 9.9% (2006 Census)

Population World Ranking: 125
4,327,944 (July 2012 est.)

Age structure
0-14 years
20.4% (male 448,106/female 426,348)
15-64 years
66.4% (male 1,426,595/female 1,420,643)
65 years and over
13.3% (male 260,454/female 308,201) (2011 est.)

Median age
Total 37.2 years
Male 36.4 years
Female 38 years (2012 est.)

Population growth rate World Ranking: 131
0.863% (2012 est.)

Birth rate World Ranking: 147
13.57 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)

Death rate World Ranking: 124
7.2 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)

Net migration rate World Ranking: 36
2.26 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)

Urbanization
Urban population 86% of total population (2010)
Rate of urbanization
0.9% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population
Auckland 1.36 million; WELLINGTON (capital) 391,000 (2009)

Sex ratio
At birth 1.05 male(s)/female
Under 15 years 1.05 male(s)/female
15-64 years 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over 0.85 male(s)/female
Total population
0.99 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Maternal mortality rate World Ranking: 144
15 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)

Infant mortality rate World Ranking: 184
Total 4.72 deaths/1,000 live births
Male 5.29 deaths/1,000 live births
Female
4.11 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)

Life expectancy at birth World Ranking: 25
Total population 80.71 years
Male 78.7 years
Female 82.81 years (2012 est.)

Total fertility rate World Ranking: 120
2.07 children born/woman (2012 est.)

Health expenditures World Ranking: 35
9.7% of GDP (2009)

Physicians density
2.384 physicians/1,000 population (2007)

Hospital bed density
6.18 beds/1,000 population (2002)

Hiv/aids - adult prevalence rate World Ranking: 143
0.1% (2009 est.)

Hiv/aids - people living with hiv/aids World Ranking: 132
2,500 (2009 est.)

Hiv/aids - deaths World Ranking: 125
Fewer than 100 (2009 est.)

Obesity - adult prevalence rate World Ranking: 10
26.5% (2007)

Education expenditures World Ranking: 27
6.1% of GDP (2007)

Literacy
Definition
Age 15 and over can read and write
Total population 99%
Male 99%
Female 99% (2003 est.)

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
Total 19 years
Male 19 years
Female 20 years (2008)

Unemployment, youth ages 15-24 World Ranking: 69
Total 16.6%
Male 16%
Female 17.2% (2009)


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