The migration flow across the Tasman was net inwards for the second month in May – by 17, after a net inflow of 63 in April. It’s still a net outflow for the year, by 1382, but that’s down from 9713 the previous 12 months and 32,862 in the May 2013 year.
The overall net inflow was up by 1000 for the month to 2716, and up by another 200 from April to 57,822 for the year. That’s a rise of 21,400 above the previous year’s net inflow.
Migrant arrivals in May were up by 650 over last year at 7603, while exits fell by 350 to 4887. The migrant inflow from Australia was up by 99 for the month to 1918, and rose by just under 2000 for the year to 23,926. In the other direction, exits to Australia in May were down by 400 to 1901, and for the year were down 6400 to 25,308.
NZ citizen arrivals for the month were up 133 to 1999, and departures down by 391 to 2943. For the year, NZ citizen arrivals were up only by 1650, but departures fell by 5770. The net exit rate for the year fell by 7420 to 5781.
The non-citizen inflow continued, rising by 14,000 to 63,603 for the year as arrivals rose 13,570 to 85,586 and exits fell by 440 to 21,983.
Migrant growth into Auckland rose by 400 for the month to 3224 while exits fell by 61 to 1772. For the year, arrivals rose 7400 to 48,266 and exits fell 2150 to 21,701, for a net population gain of 26,565 – a 9600 increase from the previous year.
Attribution: Statistics NZ.