Travel - NZ-resident traveller departures by every country of main destination and purpose (Monthly) Jan 2005–Dec 2016

Stats NZ

Definitions

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.
Short-term New Zealand traveller departures are New Zealand residents departing New Zealand for an absence of 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.

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 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.
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.
The sample ratios currently used are:
New Zealand-resident traveller departures: 1 in 20.

Exclusions

The statistics in this release relate to the number of passenger movements from 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 example, a New Zealand resident making five business trips overseas within a year would be counted as five departures.

Changes to data collection/processing

Countries that ceased to exist are recorded throughout the entire time series.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

International Travel and Migration: NZ-resident traveller departures by EVERY country of main destination and purpose (Monthly) December 2016

Webpage:

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

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Tourism > International Travel and Migration - ITM > NZ-resident traveller departures by EVERY country of main destination and purpose (Monthly)'. All variables from 2005 were selected to create this dataset.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: International Travel and Migration: NZ-resident traveller departures by EVERY country of main destination and purpose (Monthly) December 2016

From the dataset International Travel and Migration: NZ-resident traveller departures by EVERY country of main destination and purpose (Monthly) December 2016, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 4-147
  • Columns: 2-2,025
  • Provided: 291,456 data points

Dataset originally released on:

January 31, 2017

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 Statistics 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.