New Zealand is experiencing the largest net loss of immigration to Australia in the recent decade
WELLINGTON, July 12 (IANS) New Zealand saw a net immigration loss of 13,400 people to Australia in 2022, compared to a net immigration loss of 5,400 in 2021, according to estimates released by the National Department of Statistics on Wednesday.
“The net loss from immigration to Australia in 2022 is the largest in a calendar year since 2013, but significantly less than the largest net loss of 43,700 in March 2012,” said Tahsin Islam, director of population indicators at Stats News.
Traditionally, there has been a net loss in immigration from New Zealand to Australia, Xinhua reports citing Stats NZ.
Islam said this averaged about 30,000 annually during 2004-2013, and 3,000 annually during 2014-2019.
“Rates of migrant departures to Australia have increased to levels last seen in 2014-2019,” Islam said, adding that the number of migrant arrivals from Australia is about two-thirds of 2014-2019 levels.
There was a provisional net gain of 34,300 immigration to New Zealand from the rest of the world, excluding Australia, in 2022.
Statistics show that this offsets the net loss of immigration to Australia.
Islam said changes in immigration are usually due to a combination of factors, including relative economic and labor market conditions as well as immigration policies in New Zealand and other countries.