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International Travel and Migration: October 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  22 November 2011
Key facts

In October 2011 compared with October 2010:

  • Visitor arrivals (215,900) were up 31,000. The biggest changes were in arrivals from:
    • Australia (up 17,200)
    • South Africa (up 4,900)
    • the United Kingdom (up 2,800)
    • France (up 2,700)
    • Japan (down 2,400).
  • Visitors arriving for the Rugby World Cup numbered 53,200 in October 2011. During the four months from July to October 2011, 133,200 visitors arrived for the tournament.
  • Overseas trips by New Zealand residents (188,100) were up 7,500. The biggest changes were in departures to:
    • the United States (up 1,400)
    • Indonesia (up 800).

In October 2011:

  • Seasonally adjusted figures showed a net loss of 600 migrants.

Graph, monthly net permanent and long-term migration, October 2001 to October 2011.  

Dallas Welch (Mrs) 22 November 2011
Acting Government Statistician ISSN 1179-0407
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