New Zealand immigration numbers are down slightly but the country is still experiencing some immigration and new arrivals.
The number of people arriving in the country fell 0.2 per cent to 12,823 last year, down 0.1 per cent on 2016.
The latest figures from Statistics New Zealand show New Zealand was home to 1.29 million migrants last year compared to 1,566,000 in 2016.
This represents a drop of 0.3 per cent, according to data from the Ministry of Immigration and Border Protection.
There were a total of 1.47 million people in the population in the year ending September 2018, down 1.1 million from the year before.
In New Zealand, there were 9.6 per cent more immigrants last year than there were a year earlier.
Migration is expected to pick up in 2019, as the Government’s plan to close the Pacific Gateway area for a year opens up new areas of the country for migrants to live.
The country was home-to-home for 1.3 million migrants, down a tenth on the year prior.
More:New Zealand’s economy grew at a healthy rate in 2018, but the impact of that growth was offset by a decline in immigration.
In the year to September 2018 there were 4.9 per cent fewer migrants than there had been a year previously.
The economy also grew at its fastest rate in four years in 2019.
The increase in the number of migrants is a result of the Government allowing more people to live in New Zealander communities, but a further drop in migration means the country has a net migration reduction of more than 500,000 since 2015.
Immigration to New Zealand fell 0% in 2018 compared to a year ago, and this is the lowest annual reduction since the end of the Global Financial Crisis.
The country’s migration situation is complex.
There are some areas of New Zealand where the population has grown by an estimated 7.3% in the last 10 years, but this has not translated into increased immigration, as migrants have moved to areas outside of the New Zealand metropolitan area.
There is a net reduction in migration to New Zeland of 1,812 in the period covered by the latest figures, and immigration has been declining steadily in some areas, but it remains lower than other areas.
There have been a number of new arrivals in New Zellers recent years, as well as a number that have come in as refugees, such as the Chinese, who arrived from Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore.
New Zealand has a high rate of immigration and has one of the highest numbers of people coming to New Guinea from Australia.
New Zealand has seen a net increase in migration since 2015, with the rate of new immigrants to the country increasing by 7.4% in that period.
This is partly due to a reduction in asylum seekers arriving from the Pacific Ocean, and partly due the country’s improved economy.
New Zeller said it was important to note the figures are not yet complete.
The data is still incomplete, so it is impossible to say how many people have been living in New Zeeland, or whether there are still people living in the community.
The population of New Zeelers is small and the economy is growing at a rapid rate, but New Zealand is facing significant challenges as a country.
New Zeeling is one of just a handful of countries in the world that does not have a fully developed legal immigration system.
New legislation to improve migration flows is expected in 2019 and New Zealand will be one of only a few countries in Europe without a legal immigration regime.