After having annual net migration gains since June 2013, we are now seeing an annual net migration loss, Stats NZ said today.
The latest estimates show a provisional net loss of 1,700 people in the year ended October 2021. A net gain of 7,400 New Zealand citizens was more than offset by a net loss of 9,100 non-New Zealand citizens.
“Historically, New Zealand has had an annual net migration gain of non-New Zealand citizens and an annual net migration loss of New Zealand citizens,” population indicators manager Tehseen Islam said.
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