There was a record net migration loss of 44,700 New
Zealand citizens in the September 2023 year, according to
provisional estimates released by Stats NZ today.
net migration loss was made up of 26,400 migrant arrivals
and 71,200 migrant departures.
"Migrant departures of
New Zealand citizens are just under record levels,”
population indicators manager Tehseen Islam said. "Based on
the latest estimates available, just over half of these
departures went to Australia."
The previous record net
migration loss of New Zealand citizens was 44,400 in the
February 2012 year.
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