New Zealand resident traveller departures from all New Zealand airports
By selected purpose of travel, all destinations, 1992–2016
New Zealand-resident travellers: people who live in New Zealand and are travelling overseas for less than 12 months.
Limitations of the data
A person may change their intentions after their arrival or departure, which may mean the recorded passenger type becomes incorrect. Statistics NZ does not revise published statistics for such changes, but advises that the published figures remain a good indicator of trends in permanent and long-term migration.
Data is derived from a sample of records and hence may contain sample error. Caution should be used when using data with low cell values.
All figures for permanent and long-term migrants are actual counts (not derived from a sample). Arrival and departure totals for overseas visitors and New Zealand-resident travellers are also actual counts. More detailed data for overseas visitors and New Zealand-resident travellers, such as figures by country or travel purpose, are derived from a sample.
The sample ratio currently used is 1 in 20 for New Zealand-resident traveller departures
Changes to data collection/processing
Before September 1997, NZ port data refers to the last port of departure from New Zealand. From September 1997, it refers to the New Zealand port of embarkation (port where passenger was processed by Customs).
Data provided by
International Travel and Migration: NZ-resident traveller departures by purpose and NZ port (Annual-Dec) December 2016
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Tourism > International Travel and Migration - ITM > NZ-resident traveller departures by purpose and NZ port (Annual-Dec). All variables were selected to produce this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset International Travel and Migration: NZ-resident traveller departures by purpose and NZ port (Annual-Dec) December 2016, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 4-41
- Columns: 2-37
- Provided: 1,368 data points
This data forms the table Travel - NZ-resident traveller departures by purpose and NZ port (Annual-Dec) 1979–2016.
Dataset originally released on:
January 31, 2017
Method of collection/Data provider
International travel and migration statistics are based on electronic arrival and departure records for each international passenger, supplied to Statistics NZ by the New Zealand Customs Service. These electronic records include flight and passport details, such as date of travel, date of birth, sex, and country of citizenship.
The New Zealand Customs Service also supplies Statistics NZ with arrival and departure cards completed by passengers. Statistics NZ captures additional detail such as country of residence and travel purpose from these cards, and adds it to the information from electronic records.
Immigration New Zealand owns the arrival and departure cards, which are used to administer numerous New Zealand laws in addition to producing statistics. Statistics NZ only captures information from the cards for statistical purposes, and passes the cards to Immigration New Zealand after it has captured the data.