New Zealand’s immigrant numbers rose by 900 in June while emigrant numbers fell by 1000, lifting the net inflow for the month from 636 last year to 2577.
For the June year, the number of immigrants made it into 6 figures – 100,784, up 12,500 from the previous year – while the number of emigrants fell by just under 18,000, lifting the net migrant inflow from 7907 in the last June year to 38,338, the highest annual gain since the October 2003 year (the peak was 42,541 in the May 2003 year).
The number coming from Australia has jumped 32% in a year, from just under 16,800 in the June 2013 year to 22,189. Emigration to Australia fell 36.5%, from 48,027 to 30,514, reducing the net outflow from 31,246 to 8325.
Immigrants from the UK slipped by 3% to 13,839, but the total from all Europe (including the UK) rose 4.2% to 25,796, and the number from the Americas rose 7.1% to 8283. Immigrants from Asia rose 15.1% to 31,735, led by a 33.7% rise to 3217 from the Philippines, 27.4% rise to 8227 from India, and a 15.4% rise to 8832 from China.
The net outflow of NZ citizens was the lowest of the decade for both the month of June & the June year, a combination of the highest arrival rate & lowest departure rate for both month & year in 11 years. Arrivals for the month were 1842, departures 2902 for a net outflow of 1060, half the previous June’s 2203 exits. For the year, NZ citizen returns totalled 28,004, departures 40,062 (down 16,400) for a net outflow of 12,058, down from 31,741 the previous year.
Non-citizen arrivals also leapt to their highest levels of the decade, at 5574 for the month & 72,780 for the year (the lowest was just over 54,000), against middling departure rates of 1937 for the month & 22,384 for the year. That resulted in a net inflow up 10,750 to 50,396 for the year.
Statistics NZ also breaks these figures down for trans-Tasman migration, showing returns from Australia up nearly 4000 for the year, from 10,891 to 14,760, departures down 16,500, from 43,551 to 27,011, for a net outflow down 20,000, from 32,660 to 12,251. The net outflow was just under 40,000 2 years earlier.
Non-citizen immigration from Australia was also the highest of the decade at 7429, while non-citizen emigration to Australia was the lowest at 3503 for a net inflow of 3926 – 2500 above the next best year of the decade (last year), when the net inflow was 1414.
Attribution: Statistics NZ tables.