While the annual population growth from migration is still running at record highs, the tide has been a bit low for New Zealand this September with a net gain of 6,818 people compared to 7,904 in September last year and 7,069 in September 2015.
According to official figures, 11,121 people arrived in NZ on a permanent or long term basis in September this year compared to 11,676 in September last year. There has been an increase in the numbers leaving NZ permanently or long-term, i.e. 4,303 in September this year compared to 3,772 in September last year.
Most people arrived from the Philippines and South Africa; and arrivals from Australia, China, Hong Kong, South Korea and the UK were lower than last year.