Travel - NZ-resident traveller departures by purpose and NZ port (Monthly) Apr 1978–Dec 2017
New Zealand-resident travellers: people who live in New Zealand and are travelling overseas for 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.
Some fields are only collected for a sample of passengers. Data from the sample is used to estimate the characteristics of the full population. This still provides a good picture of the characteristics of travellers, while greatly decreasing the time and cost of capturing the data.
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.
All figures for permanent and long-term migrants are actual counts (not derived from a sample). Arrival and departure totals for overseas visitors and New Zealand-resident travellers are also actual counts. More detailed data for overseas visitors and New Zealand-resident travellers, such as figures by country or travel purpose, are derived from a sample.
Changes to data collection/processing
Before September 1997, NZ port data refers to the last port of departure from New Zealand. From September 1997, it refers to the New Zealand port of embarkation (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.
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International Travel and Migration: NZ-resident traveller departures by purpose and NZ port (Monthly) December 2017
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Tourism > International Travel and Migration - ITM > NZ-resident traveller departures by purpose and NZ port (Monthly). All variables were selected to produce this dataset.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset International Travel and Migration: NZ-resident traveller departures by purpose and NZ port (Monthly) December 2017, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 4-480
- Columns: 2-37
- Provided: 17,172 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.