Destroying your knowledge base before replacing it fully with a new model has to be one of the sillier ventures our national statisticians have embarked upon, and the consequent guesswork can lead to all sorts of wrong conclusions…. Nevertheless, the new model is starting to become useful.
New Zealand’s migrant intake for the 12 months to July has slipped 8600 below the record net inflow the previous year, the result of a 3000 decline in arrivals and a 5600 increase in exits.
New Zealand’s – and Auckland’s – net migrant inflows continued to slide in June as more migrants left the country.
The inflow of long-term migrants to New Zealand dropped by just under 1000 in April compared to a year ago, and the total for the last 12 months is down 4900 to 67,038.
The net annual migrant inflow continued to slide in December but stayed just above 70,000.
New Zealand’s net migrant inflow is back exactly where it was a year ago after the number of long-term migrants both in & out of the country changed by the same figure, 4886.