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International Travel and Migration: November 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  21 December 2016
Key facts

In November 2016 compared with November 2015: 

Visitor arrivals (333,600) were up 33,100. The biggest changes were in arrivals from:

  • United States (up 7,100)
  • Australia (up 2,700)
  • Malaysia (up 2,300).

Overseas trips by New Zealand residents (208,400) were up 26,000. The biggest changes were in departures to:

  • Australia (up 5,100)
  • United States (up 4,100)
  • China (up 2,600).

Permanent and long-term arrivals (11,200) were up 500.

Permanent and long-term departures (4,100) were up 500.

In November 2016, seasonally adjusted figures showed a net gain of 6,200 migrants.

In the November 2016 year compared with the November 2015 year:

  • visitor arrivals numbered 3.45 million, up 361,100 (12 percent)
  • New Zealand residents departed on 2.58 million trips overseas, up 186,000 (8 percent)
  • permanent and long-term arrivals were 126,700, up 5,800 (5 percent)
  • permanent and long-term departures were 56,300, down 900 (2 percent)
  • net gain in migrants was 70,400.

Download the full set of Excel tables from the 'Downloads' box on the right-hand side of this page.

Access more data on Infoshare

Infoshare allows you to organise data in the way that best meets your needs. You can view the resulting tables onscreen or download them. 

Go to Infoshare  and for this release, select the following categories from the Infoshare homepage:
Subject category: Tourism
Group: International Travel and Migration

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1179-0407
21 December 2016

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