Travel - Total passenger movements by NZ port and selected closest overseas ports (Annual-Dec) 1998–2017
In arrival series, the closest overseas port is the last port that the passenger's flight visited before it arrived in New Zealand. This may not be the person's port of origin.
In departure series, the closest overseas port is the first port that the passenger's flight visited after it departed New Zealand. This may not be the person's destination.
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Limitations of the data
Data is derived from a sample of records and hence may contain sample error.
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).
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. Increase in visitor arrivals from a country may partly be due to new imputation methodology, rather than an actual increase in arrivals from that country.
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International Travel and Migration: Total passenger movements by NZ port and selected closest overseas ports (Annual-Dec) December 2017
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Tourism > International Travel and Migration - ITM > Total passenger movements by NZ port and selected closest overseas ports (Annual-Dec)'. All variables were selected to produce this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset International Travel and Migration: Total passenger movements by NZ port and selected closest overseas ports (Annual-Dec) December 2017, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 5-24
- Columns: 2-163
- Provided: 3,240 data points
Dataset originally released on:
February 07, 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.