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  KiwiSaver enrolment methods and opt out rates

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

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

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

As at February 2020

  • 3 million individuals were enrolled in KiwiSaver, 3% more than February 2019
  • 1.3 million individuals joined through automatic enrolment, 5% more than February 2019
  • Around 300 thousand individuals opted in via employer, 2% more than February 2019
  • 1.4 million individuals opted in via provider, 2% more than February 2019

Number of active/provisional KiwiSaver members by enrolment method each financial year

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

Line graph showing active or provisional KiwiSaver members by enrolment method per year

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

  • opting in by 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 2010 to June 2019.

As at June 2019:

  • 3.0 million individuals were enrolled in KiwiSaver, an increase from the 1.5 million in June 2010.
  • 1.3 million individuals joined through automatic enrolment, an increase from 0.7 million in June 2010.
  • 300 thousand individuals opted in via employer, an increase from 92 thousand in June 2010.
  • 1.4 million individuals opted in via provider, an increase from 0.7 million in June 2010.

Number of individuals as at the end of each month, who have opted out of KiwiSaver within the provisional period.

This graph shows the number of members who opted out of KiwiSaver from March 2019 to February 2020.

Between February 2019 and February 2020, the number of members who opted out of KiwiSaver decreased from 233.5 thousand to 229.6 thousand (2% decrease).

Number of individuals as at the end of each financial year, who have opted out of KiwiSaver within the provisional period.

This graph shows the number of individuals as at the end of each financial year, who have opted out of KiwiSaver within the provisional period.

Line graph showing KiwiSaver members opted out per year

The vertical axis of this graph shows the number of members who opted out of KiwiSaver. The horizontal axis shows data from June 2010 to June 2019.

Between June 2010 and June 2019, the number of members who opted out of KiwiSaver increased from 246 thousand to 232 thousand.