Visitor arrivals to New Zealand from China
By province/region/municipality of residence, year ended March 2019, 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, 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.
Data provided by
International Travel: Visitor arrivals from China by province and purpose (Annual-Mar) March 2019
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Tourism > International Travel and Migration > Visitor arrivals from China by province and purpose (Annual-Mar)'. All variables were selected to create this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset International Travel: Visitor arrivals from China by province and purpose (Annual-Mar) March 2019, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 4-27
- Columns: 2-133
- Provided: 3,168 data points
This data forms the table Travel - Visitor arrivals from China by province and purpose (Annual-Mar) 1996–2019.
Dataset originally released on:
May 14, 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.