Statistics NZ has provisionally estimated the net migrant inflow for the 12 months to April at 55,834 (± 1,600).
That’s up from 50,163 for the previous 12 months but down from 60,094 in the April 2017 years & 62,508 for the April 2016 year.
Under its new model, the estimates can change over several months and are more likely to fall, if only slightly.
The latest annual estimate is for 151,000 (± 1,500) arrivals and 95,100 (± 1,200) departures.
The estimates, using the new outcomes-based model, for April migration are 9303 arrivals, 6830 departures for a net inflow of 2473.
That’s above the net 1742 last April & 2188 in April 2017, but below the 2738 in April 2016.
Statistics NZ still hasn’t updated its estimates for regions around the country.
In a longer-term view, population indicators manager Tehseen Islam said annual net migration had remained at high levels since the December 2014 year: “Since late 2014, annual net migration has ranged between 48-64,000. The only previous time net migration was at these levels was for a short period in the early 2000s.”
Attribution: Statistics NZ release & tables.