Travel - NZ-resident traveller departures by main destination, purpose, age and sex (Annual-Dec) 1979–2016
Country of main destination: the country where a New Zealand-resident traveller will spend the most time while overseas. Departure cards do not ask travellers which other countries they intend to visit on the same trip.
New Zealand-resident travellers: people who live in New Zealand and are travelling overseas for less than 12 months.
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.
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.
Departure totals for New Zealand-resident travellers are actual counts (not derived from a sample). More detailed data for overseas visitors and New Zealand-resident travellers, such as figures by country or travel purpose, are derived from a sample. Small numbers are more likely to contain a large sample error as a percentage of the actual figure, and should be used with caution. The sample ratio currently used is 1 in 20 for New Zealand-resident traveller departures
Data provided by
International Travel and Migration: NZ-resident traveller departures by main destination, purpose, age and sex (Annual-Dec) December 2016
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Tourism > International Travel and Migration - ITM > NZ-resident traveller departures by main destination, purpose, age and sex (Annual-Dec)'. All variables except individual ages were selected to create this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset International Travel and Migration: NZ-resident traveller departures by main destination, purpose, age and sex (Annual-Dec) December 2016, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 6-43
- Columns: 2-2,041
- Provided: 77,520 data points
Dataset originally released on:
January 31, 2017
About this dataset
International travel and migration statistics produced by Statistics New Zealand measure the number and characteristics of international arrivals into New Zealand, and international departures from New Zealand. This is obtained from electronic passport and flight records, along with details from arrival and departure cards for every passenger, supplied to Statistics NZ by the New Zealand Customs Service.
Arrivals and departures of overseas visitors and New Zealand-resident travellers are key indicators of tourism and travel.