Incredibly impressive New Zealand Statistics



New Zealand has the highest Grade 1 primary school intake in the world. (source)
At 100% of the population at official primary school-entrance age. It shares 1st place with Vanuatu and Japan.


New Zealand has the 3rd highest average years of schooling of adults in the world (source)
At 11.7 years of schooling, just behind the US and Norway.


New Zealand has the third highest mathematical literacy in the world (source)
(behind only Japan and South Korea)


New Zealand has the third highest reading literacy (at 15 years old) in the world (source)
(behind only Finland and Canada)


Has the biggest area of protected land per person of any country in the world (source)


One of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world (source)
At 10 recorded intentional homicides committed with a firearm each year. At the other end of the scale, there are 31,918 gun murders a year in South Africa.


Long Haul
Flight Tips

Jet Lag Remedies
How to minimise jet lag on your next long-haul flight

New Zealand Television
How to get great TV and skip the adverts.

Words Describing New Zealand

Funny, Strange and Bizarre images of New Zealand

Christmas in New Zealand
A winter festival in the middle of summer?!?

Vegetable Gardening in New Zealand is so easy!

Top 10 Things to Pack in your Hand Luggage

12 Tips for Driving in New Zealand

Shocked by England after 5 years in New Zealand

New Zealand People described in just 5 words!

Top Tips for Shopping in New Zealand

New Zealand Media
So Bad it's Good

4 weird things you need to buy for your new life in New Zealand

The shocking failure rate of emigrating

Visiting England after five years in New Zealand

Gay New Zealand
Is New Zealand gay friendly?

Consumer Magazine mystery shoppers find disturbing high street practices

Shockingly bad New Zealand statistics
What they don't tell you at the New Zealand Expo

Great New Zealand Statistics Where New Zealand does really well. Some will surprise you.

Strange New Zealand Statistics

Christchurch Earthquake Photos
My house, neighbourhood and the local welfare effort.

Examples of offensively cynical New Zealand advertising

Life in New Zealand - Surprising Wins and Fails, Hits and Misses

Top 5 lessons I learned about emigrating
Thinking of emigrating? Read this first.

Top wine regions of New Zealand
Some of the best vineyards in the world.

New Zealand reduces incredibly high suicide rate

How did New Zealand reduce the incredibly high suicide rate?

New Zealand's wonderful wine
Not just sauvignon blanc

2 Missing Nutrients in the New Zealand Diet

Driving Dangerously
One of the highest road fatality rates in the world.

Banking in New Zealand
Excellent ... but expensive.

Quick questions and answers:

Where is New Zealand?
Population of New Zealand?
Basic Information and Country Facts about New Zealand