Immigration hits record high – again

August 30, 2017 // Uncategorized

New Zealand annual net migration rose to a record in July, driven by foreign immigrants, with the biggest groups coming from Australia, Britain and China.

Annual net migration reached 72,400 in the year to July, up 3400 on the same period a year earlier, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday.

Three-quarters of the record 132,100 migrant arrivals were non-New Zealand citizens, with 1100 more New Zealanders leaving the country than returning in the latest year.

There has been a net migration gain of 72,400 non-New Zealand citizens in the past year to July.

New Zealand has been experiencing record levels of net migration in recent years, with rising immigration a key election issue as it strains the country’s infrastructure and has been blamed for inflating property markets.

New Zealand annual net migration rose to a record in July, driven by foreign immigrants, with the biggest groups coming from Australia, Britain and China.

Annual net migration reached 72,400 in the year to July, up 3400 on the same period a year earlier, Statistics New Zealand said on Monday.

Three-quarters of the record 132,100 migrant arrivals were non-New Zealand citizens, with 1100 more New Zealanders leaving the country than returning in the latest year.

There has been a net migration gain of 72,400 non-New Zealand citizens in the past year to July.

New Zealand has been experiencing record levels of net migration in recent years, with rising immigration a key election issue as it strains the country’s infrastructure and has been blamed for inflating property markets.