Visitor arrivals from Canada to New Zealand through Christchurch Airport

By select travel purpose, Dec 2015–Dec 2018

Definitions

Country of residence: the country where the person last lived or will next live for 12 months or more.
Travel purpose: the main purpose for the visit to New Zealand or trip overseas. Categories are holiday, visiting friends and relatives, business, conferences and conventions, education, and other.
Visitor arrivals: Visitor arrivals are overseas residents arriving in New Zealand for a stay of less than 12 months.

Data calculation/treatment

The statistics in this release relate to the number of passenger movements to New Zealand, rather than to the number of people – that is, the multiple movements of individual people during a given reference period are each counted separately.

For more information

http://datainfoplus.stats.govt.nz/Item/nz.govt.stats/f705ca38-ea6e-453f-b1d9-a95dc0fcaf59#

Limitations of the data

A person may change their intentions after their arrival, which may mean the recorded passenger type becomes incorrect. Stats 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.

Exclusions

'Transit' passengers do not complete border clearance – regardless of whether they travel by air or by sea – so are not included in these statistics. About three-quarters of cruise ship passengers visiting New Zealand are 'transit' passengers.

Changes to data collection/processing

Before September 1997, NZ port data refers to the first port of arrival in NZ. From September 1997, it refers to NZ port of disembarkation (port where passenger was processed by Customs).

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

International Travel: Visitor arrivals by country of residence, purpose and NZ port (Monthly) December 2018

Webpage:

http://archive.stats.govt.nz/infoshare/

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Tourism > International Travel and Migration - ITM > Visitor arrivals by country of residence, purpose and NZ port (Monthly)'. All variables were selected to create this dataset.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: International Travel: Visitor arrivals by country of residence, purpose and NZ port (Monthly) December 2018

From the dataset International Travel: Visitor arrivals by country of residence, purpose and NZ port (Monthly) December 2018, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 5-493
  • Columns: 2-325
  • Provided: 158,436 data points

This data forms the table Travel - Visitor arrivals by country of residence, purpose and NZ port (Monthly) Apr 1978–Dec 2018.

Dataset originally released on:

February 15, 2019

About this dataset

International Travel covers the number and characteristics of overseas visitors and New Zealand resident travellers (short-term movements) entering New Zealand.