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    51,000 new residents
    Monday July 17, 2006

    The Government admitted 130,000 temporary workers and just over 51,000 new residents into the country in the past year.

    Immigration Minister David Cunliffe said 51,236 new residents came in the June year.

    Nearly 32,000 of these people were skilled and business migrants.

    The minister last week raised the target for new residents to 52,000 a year.

    Mr Cunliffe also said the number of people working temporarily in New Zealand had increased from 71,484 in 2001-02 to 132,360 in the 2005-06 year.

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    Ah, sigh. Maybe we'll be one of their statistics soon...
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    Migrants to NZ increasing and more highly skilled
    09 August 2006

    New immigration figures show the number of people migrating to New Zealand continues to outweigh the number leaving. The figures also show that those migrating were more high skilled than those leaving.

    Over the past eight months net migration to New Zealand has risen steadily to 10,700 in the year to June, compared with 8593 in June 2005. It is expected to rise to about 12,000 in the year to March 2007. During the last decade, the average yearly net gain is 10,300.

    The Department of Labour said the recovery had been driven by both growing arrivals and declining departures. About 1150 fewer people emigrated from New Zealand this year and just under 1000 more arrived.

    With regard to New Zealand's skill shortages, a department spokeswoman said the high skill level of migrants was more than just a statistical blip. 'The pattern of immigrants appearing more skilled than our emigrants (and than the general population) is a trend' the department's deputy secretary of work directions, Monique Dawson said.

    The current data covered the past five years, 'and this trend is also apparent across the 1990s.' Permanent resident approvals rose five per cent to more than 51,000 during the June year and the number of work permits issued rose 21 per cent to almost 100,000.

    The flow of New Zealanders heading to Australia may also have peaked. The number of New Zealanders crossing the Tasman fell to 29,700 in June from 30,600 in December 2005. However, departures to Australia were volatile and coincided closely with economic and labour market changes in Australia.

    'The number of people departing to Australia rose steadily from 1993 until early 2001', Ms Dawson noted. 'The number fell sharply over the next two years before rising until late 2005 and then falling slightly over the last six months.'

    The figures also indicate that New Zealand's brightest are leaving for destinations further afield than Australia. Some 18,000 New Zealanders left for countries other than Australia but they were more skilled than people crossing the Tasman or the general New Zealand workforce.

    A breakdown of New Zealanders versus non-New Zealanders permanently entering the country over the last year shows an increase in non-New Zealanders, especially from Britain. Arrivals from Asia were steady except for a fall in student-aged Asians.

    Student permits fell 11 per cent to almost 70,000.

    The number of returning New Zealanders remained fairly steady, edging down to 24,000 from 25,000 in the previous year.
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    NZ population increases by 43,500 in year
    1.35pm Wednesday November 8, 2006

    The New Zealand population has climbed by 43,500 people to 4.15 million since September last year.

    Statistics New Zealand said today the 1.1 per cent increase was due to more births than deaths and more people coming to live in the country than leaving it. The statistics also showed residents were getting older.

    At September 30 2006 half the men in the country were older than 35 years and half the women 36.7 years, an increase of 2.8 years for men and three years for women in the last decade.

    The total number of children living in New Zealand has decreased since 2004 by 1.1 per cent.

    Overall since September 1996 the number of children aged 0-14 years has increased 1.5 per cent, people in the 15-64 age group 12.6 per cent and people 65 and older 19.7 per cent.

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    Not necessarily all migrants though.

    NZ population grows to 4.24m
    NZPA | Wednesday, 7 November 2007

    Latest estimates put New Zealand's population at 4.24 million.

    Figures released today by Statistics New Zealand showed the resident population increased by 42,700 (1 per cent) in the year ended September 2007, to an estimated 4,239,300.

    The rate of increase was slightly down on the September 2006 year, when the population increased by 50,700 (1.2 per cent). Population growth during the latest period was mainly due to natural increase (an excess of births over deaths) of 34,400.

    The natural increase was greater than in the previous year because of a higher birth rate.

    Permanent and long-term arrivals exceeded departures by 8300 in the latest year, down from a net migration gain of 13,200 in the September 2006 year.

    At September 30, the median age for males was 35.3 years and for females 36.9 years, increases of 2.8 years and 2.9 years respectively since 1997.

    The rate of population growth was highest in the 65 years and over age group, at 2.9 per cent, followed by a 1 per cent increase for the 15-64 year age group.

    The number of children (aged under 15) remained about the same as last year.

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    More immigrants, but flight to Aussie continues apace
    3:27PM Tuesday November 20, 2007

    New Zealand had a net gain of 1561 permanent and long term migrants in October compared with a gain of 2353 in October 2006 and the exodus to Australia gathered pace, according to Statistics New Zealand data today.

    A net 1950 left permanently to Australia in October compared with 1668 a year ago.

    For the year to October a net 26,476 left for Australia compared with 20,664 in the year to October 2006. It is the largest number of net departures to Australia since October 2001 when 27,175 quit the country.

    There was a net inflow of 1200 from the UK (down from 1700 in October 2006), and 200 each from the Philippines, Germany, China, India and Fiji.

    In the year to 2007, there were 82,700 permanent arrivals, up 500 from the October 2006 year. Over the same period there 75,1000 long term departures, up 10 per cent, giving a net gain of 7500 migrants against 13,800 in the year to October 2006.

    Net migration gains -- a key factor in driving economic growth -- peaked in the year to May 2003 at 42,500, but have been easing because of tighter immigration rules, a fall in the number of foreign students studying in New Zealand, fewer New Zealanders returning home and more moving overseas.

    The annual gain bottomed out in late 2005 at around 6000 and recovered to around 13,000, but has started to turn lower again over the past several months.

    ASB economist Daniel Wills said the moderation in net migration over recent months reflected a pick-up in long term departures, particularly to Australia.

    He said the trend was in line with Reserve Bank forecasts.

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    Population swells to 4.25m
    11:44AM Friday February 08, 2008

    Latest estimates put New Zealand's population at 4.25 million.

    Figures released today by Statistics New Zealand showed the resident population increased by 40,600 (1 per cent) in the year ended December 2007, to an estimated 4,252,000.

    Population growth last calendar year was mainly due to there being more births than deaths, as opposed to immigration.

    At December 31, the median age for women was 37 and 35.4 for men, Government statistician Geoff Bascand said.

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    We will be a statistic again next year hopefully...

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