For the fourth month in a row, we have had net migration from Australia. On the 12 month rolling data shown above, you can see how close we are to being the very rare case of having net migration from a larger country to a smaller country.
- Number of NZers returning (from anywhere) at all time high of 30,000 a year
- Number of NZers leaving (to anywhere) at all time low 35,000 a year
- Departures to Australia at 12 year low of 25,000 a year
- Arrivals from Australia at all time high of 25,000 a year
- Nine years ago NZers had net outwards migration of 24,000 a year, now down to 5,000
- Nine years ago net migration to Australia was 21,000 a year, now down to 720