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34,000 NZ residents shifted across Tasman in 2006
Stuff.co.nz | Tuesday, 20 February 2007

More than 650 New Zealand residents a week moved to Australia last year.

Statistics New Zealand figures show that 34,015 permanent and long-term residents migrated to Australia in 2006 - equivalent to 654 a week.

This was slightly down on the 34,766 total in 2005.

Coming back across the Tasman were 13,306 migrants - about 8400 of which were New Zealand citizens returning home - resulting in a net outflow of 20,700 permanent and long-term migrants to Australia.

In the past 25 years, permanent and long-term departures to Australia have been highest in 1988 (45,100) and 2000 (38,200), and lowest in 1983 (14,500) and 1991 (15,400).

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