Sharechat Logo

NZ exodus to Australia continues in January, marked by departing Cantabrians

Monday 5th March 2012

Text too small?

New Zealand recorded its biggest loss of migrants in a 12-month period since August 2001, as kiwis continued to jump the ditch seeking a better standard of life and higher-paying jobs in Australia.

Some 4,700 more New Zealanders left for Australia than arrived in January, taking the annual loss to a record 38,100 in the 12 month-period, according to Statistics New Zealand. That drove a monthly net outflow of migrants to 500, and pushed the net outflow of migrants to 3,134 in the year ended Jan. 31, the highest net loss since August 2001.

“Net losses have been recorded in 10 of the 11 months since the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch,” Statistics NZ said in a statement.

The biggest loss of migrants was in Canterbury with an annual outflow of 3,700, while Auckland was the only region to attract a net inflow of people at 5,600 in the 12 months ended Jan. 31.

Short-term visitors rose 0.5 percent to 266,800 people in January from the same months a year earlier, led by a 61 percent surge in Chinese tourists. On an annual basis, short-term visitor numbers rose 2.7 percent to 2.6 million, led by more Chinese, Australian and French visitors.

BusinessDesk.co.nz

  General Finance Advertising    

Comments from our readers

No comments yet

Add your comment:
Your name:
Your email:
Not displayed to the public
Comment:
Comments to Sharechat go through an approval process. Comments which are defamatory, abusive or in some way deemed inappropriate will not be approved. It is allowable to use some form of non-de-plume for your name, however we recommend real email addresses are used. Comments from free email addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc may not be approved.

Related News:

Energy efficiency key to lowering cost of renewables push - EECA
Paper recycling costs rising 35% as export markets collapse
First Union leading rivals for biggest average pay claims, says bargaining firm
Fonterra to go coal-free 11 years ahead of schedule
Huawei committed to NZ even if govt doesn’t come around on spy fears
Mercury points to peaking gains as FY production drops 10%
Asset Plus sells Heinz Watties distribution centre for $29.1 mln
18th July 2019 Morning Report
COMMENT: RBNZ's key political omission in its bank capital proposals
ANZ and Westpac credit rating outlooks downgraded to 'negative' outlook: Fitch

IRG See IRG research reports