More UK, Chinese and Indian migrants head for New Zealand

Published:  12 Nov at 6 PM
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A report by the New Zealand Government’s statistical arm, Statistics New Zealand, has reveled that migrants form the UK, China and India form the bulk of new arrivals in the country.

The report also states that the number of Chinese visitors to the country has soared during 2012, with Chinese arrivals the third most numerous and the UK and Australia in second and first place respectively. As regards the number of migrants, China is in second place with 5,200, with UK immigrants numbering 5,500 and those from India in third place at 5,000.

In spite of increasing immigration from several countries during the year to September 2012, New Zealand has suffered a net population loss of 3,300, caused by citizens migrating to Australia and other countries. A total of 53,700 New Zealanders left their home country to settle in Australia, with 14,200 arriving from Australia as permanent residents, most of whom were nationals returning from time spent abroad.

The present population of New Zealand is 4,433,100, with 2,389,000 in work and the average wage hovering at around NZ$1.013 per week. The country’s GDP grew during the period by 0.6 per cent to NZ$203 billion.
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