Record an­nual net gain of 70,000 mi­grants in NZ

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Welling­ton: The de­bate about im­mi­gra­tion lev­els is likely to in­ten­sify as fig­ures show New Zealand con­tin­ues to at­tract peo­ple in record num­bers.

Of­fi­cial fig­ures show a sea­son­ally ad­justed 6300 set­tled here in Septem­ber, sur­pass­ing the pre­vi­ous peak of 6200 reached in Novem­ber 2015. A record 70,000 more mi­grants ar­rived than departed in the year to Septem­ber.

Sta­tis­tics New Zealand pop­u­la­tion sta­tis­tics man­ager Jo-Anne Skin­ner said the an­nual net gain re­flected record high mi­grant ar­rivals and fewer mi­grant de­par­tures. RNZI

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Fiji

© PressReader. All rights reserved.