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Number of active or provisional KiwiSaver members by enrolment method each month

KiwiSaver monthly members by enrolment method from September 2021 to September 2022

This graph shows active or provisional members who enrolled in KiwiSaver through:

  • opting in through a provider
  • opting in through an employer
  • being automatically enrolled by employers.

As at September 2022:

  • 3.2 million individuals were enrolled in KiwiSaver, 3% more than September 2021
  • 1.3 million individuals joined through automatic enrolment, 2% more than September 2021
  • 251,170 individuals opted in through an employer, 10% more than September 2021
  • 1.7 million individuals opted in through a provider, 2% more than September 2021.

Number of KiwiSaver members by enrolment method as at 30 June

This graph shows the number of active or provisional KiwiSaver members as at the end of each financial year. They are sorted by the enrolment method they used to join KiwiSaver. 

This graph shows 3 lines, plotting increases of active or provisional members who enrolled in KiwiSaver through:

  • opting in through a provider
  • opting in through an employer
  • being automatically enrolled by employers.

The vertical axis of this graph shows the total number of enrolled KiwiSaver members. The horizontal axis shows data from June 2012 to June 2022.

Members who were automatically enrolled have a provisional period of 8 weeks in which they can decide to opt out. Enrolment method is the original enrolment method used to join KiwiSaver.

*From April 2020, the definition of the enrolment method has changed.

As at June 2022:

  • 3.2 million individuals were enrolled in KiwiSaver, an increase from the 1.9 million in June 2021.
  • 1.3 million individuals joined through automatic enrolment, an increase from 0.7 million in June 2021.
  • Almost 250,000 individuals opted in through an employer, 9% more than July 2021
  • 1.7 million individuals opted in through a provider, 2% more than July 2021.

This data is provided through Excel files located at the bottom of this page, and on the KiwiSaver datasets page.

The annual data is due to be updated by 30 September 2023.

Percentage change by enrolment method as at 30 June

This table shows the percentage change KiwiSaver members as at 30 June. They are sorted by the enrolment method they used to join KiwiSaver.
Period Auto-enrolled through employer Opt-in through employer Opt-in through provider (Active choice)
Enrolments in the year ended 30-06-2020 -1.40% -27.50% 13.60%
Enrolments in the year ended 30-06-2021 2.30% 2.30% 2.30%
Enrolments in the year ended 30-06-2022 2.30% 8.10% 2.00%

Note: All enrolments 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022.

*From April 2020, KiwiSaver information is reported from a new system.

This data is provided through Excel files located at the bottom of this page, and on the KiwiSaver datasets page.

The annual data is due to be updated by 30 September 2023.

Last updated: 03 Oct 2022
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