New Zealand’s net migrant inflow jumped again in March to a new record of 71,932 over 12 months.
That’s 6.4% (4300) ahead of the net inflow in the previous 12 months.
The net inflow in March has exceeded 4000 for the last 3 years, and this time round the number jumped by 600 – 14% – to 4878.
The number of migrants coming into Auckland jumped by 13% in March, from 4194 a year ago to 5267, and by 10% for the year, from 52,443 to 57,710.
The net inflow to Auckland is up 14.5% over 12 months, from 31,230 to 35,772.
That means 49.73% of the whole net inflow over the last year has made Auckland the destination.
Statistics NZ said migrant arrivals in the last 12 months, 129,518, were a record, while departures were up by 1100 over the previous year to 57,586 after 4 years of declines.