Visitor arrivals to New Zealand from China
By province/region/municipality of origin, 2017, thousands
Country of residence: the country where the person last lived or will next live for 12 months or more
Visitor arrivals: overseas residents arriving in New Zealand for a stay of less than 12 months.
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Limitations of the data
A person may change their intentions after their arrival or departure, 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.
Note that Chinese province has a high rate of non-response. See the 'China: province not stated' category.
'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
From August 2016, international travel and migration data started being processed using a new, upgraded processing system. The new system uses improved methodology, which takes greater account of travellers' history in addition to intentions stated on the arrival and departure cards. It also makes greater use of automation in the processing and classification of passenger types. There were no revisions to the historical data with this system and methodology changes.
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International Travel and Migration: Visitor arrivals from China by province and purpose (Annual-Dec) December 2017
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Tourism > International Travel and Migration > Visitor arrivals from China by province and purpose (Annual-Dec)'. All variables were selected to create this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset International Travel and Migration: Visitor arrivals from China by province and purpose (Annual-Dec) December 2017, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 4-26
- Columns: 2-133
- Provided: 3,036 data points
This data forms the table Travel - Visitor arrivals from China by province and purpose (Annual-Dec) 1995–2017.
Dataset originally released on:
February 02, 2018
About this dataset
International travel and migration statistics count passengers arriving into and departing from New Zealand. Passengers are split into one of three passenger types: overseas visitors, New Zealand-resident travellers, and permanent and long-term migrants.
Arrivals and departures of overseas visitors and New Zealand-resident travellers are key indicators of tourism and travel. Permanent and long-term migration is a component of New Zealand’s population change, along with births and deaths. Migration affects the composition of the population as well as population size.
International travel and migration statistics are based on electronic arrival and departure records for each international passenger, supplied to Stats 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.