| Wellington , Nov 23, 2016 | -International Travel and Migration: October 2016 - New Zealand’s unadjusted annual net gain (more arrivals than departures) of migrants was a record 70,300 in the October 2016 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. This surpasses the previous annual record of 70,000 in the September 2016 year.
“The record annual net gain in migration was driven by the increase in migrant arrivals,” population statistics manager Jo-Anne Skinner said. “At the same time migrant departures decreased, adding to the high net gain.”
Migrant arrivals numbered 126,100 in the October 2016 year, setting a new annual record. Migrant departures were 55,800 in the October 2016 year.
Visitor arrivals set new record
Visitor arrivals numbered 260,200 in October 2016, setting a new October record. The latest month’s figure was up 14 percent from October 2015.
In the October 2016 year visitor arrivals hit a record 3.42 million, up 12 percent from October 2015.
New Zealanders depart on highest-ever number of overseas trips
In October 2016, New Zealand residents made a record 231,000 trips overseas, up 7 percent from October 2015.
New Zealand residents set a new annual record of 2.55 million overseas trips in the October 2016 year, up 7 percent from the October 2015 year.