The annual net inflow of migrants jumped by another 1200 in November to 63,659 as incoming migrants continued to rise and the number exiting continued to shrink.
The long-term immigrant number hit 10,634 in November, up from 9866 a year earlier, while exits declined from 4029 to 3615 for a net inflow of 7019.
For the November year, arrivals have risen by 12,000 to 120,891, while exits fell by 1800 to 57,232. The net change is an increase of 13,800 in a year.
Statistics NZ’s figures show arrivals in Auckland up 550 to 4398 for the month, and up 6100 to 51,142 for the year – a 13.6% gain.
The number of migrants from Australia continued to grow, though only by 112 in November to 2012. For the year, the gain was just over 2000 at 25,082. Exits to Australia were down another 171 for the month to 1595, and down by just over 2800 for the year to 24,711. The net annual inflow from Australia for the year crept up from 325 in October to 371 in November.
India again topped the net inflow chart, up by 3300 for the year to 13,268, followed by net inflows of 8759 from China, 5039 from the Philippines, 3680 from the UK.
The flow of NZ citizens to Australia has dropped markedly – from a net 39,000 in 2012 to 24,600 the next year and down to 4899 in the latest 12 months.
Attribution: Statistics NZ tables.