Dramatic falls in migration numbers across the board, with the number of New Zealand citizens returning at a nine year low

Population growth from migration declined by 57% in the year to the end of January compared to the previous 12 months. The latest migration figures from Statistics NZ shows there was net migration gain (long term arrivals minus long term departures) of 33,179 people in the 12 months to the end of January, compared to 77,808 in the year to January 2020. It was the lowest net gain for that 12 month period since 2014, when there was a net gain of 20,064 (see chart below). While the number of people settling in New Zealand has more than halved over the last 12 months, there has been an even bigger change in the mix of … (full story)

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