Statistics NZ estimates the net inflow of migrants in the 12 months to February was 61,600 – a figure which will be changed every month for a few months as the Government agency adjusts its figures based on actual migrant movements.
Population insights senior manager Brooke Theyers said today: “Migrant arrivals were provisionally estimated at 153,100 (± 1,600) and migrant departures at 91,600 (± 1,200) in the 12 months ended February 2019. This resulted in a provisional estimate of annual net migration of 61,600 (± 1,800).
“Provisional annual net migration of 61,600 in the year ended February 2019 is near the highest reported under the new outcomes-based measure.
“However, net migration data is subject to revision under the new outcomes-based measure, and revisions may be significant in the first few months after initial release.
“In the February year, 38% of migrant arrivals were citizens of Asian countries and 34% were citizens of countries in Oceania (New Zealand, Australia & Pacific countries). Over the same period, 55% of migrant departures were citizens of Oceania and 24% were citizens of Asia. New Zealand citizens were the largest group for both arrivals (24%) & departures (48%).”
- I’ll delve further into the figures over the weekend – it’s very easy to misunderstand figures in the new model at a quick glance.
Attribution: Statistics NZ release.