More interesting facts from INZ Statistics

 In immigration, immigration issues, NZ Residency, opinion
 
23 November 2020
 
 
Did you know that departures from New Zealand nearly doubled between May 2020 and June 2020? Did you know how many Detectives were issued with work visas? Here are some more interesting facts from INZ Statistics. 
 
On a regular basis Immigration New Zealand (INZ) release statistics to the public, we at Idesi Legal find these statistics interesting. 
 
 
People Leaving New Zealand

Last time we posted on INZ statistics a while ago we noted the sharp decrease in arrivals into New Zealand. This time we look at people leaving New Zealand. While there was a sharp drop between March and April from 278,227 to 30,649 respectively. People are still leaving and between May and June, departures nearly doubled from 7672 to 11,710. Despite this – departures remain at historically low levels.

 

Month

Number

March 2020

278,227

 

April 2020

30,649

 

May 2020

7,672

June 2020

11,738

July 2020

14,535

August 2020

10,799

September 2020

12,464

(source: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/documents/statistics/statistics-all-departments-by-month)

Who is leaving New Zealand?

For the Month of June the nationality of departures from China and ‘other nationalities’ (only Australia, China, ‘Other Nationalities’ and Germany are published) was 1770 and 7282 respectively. This may reflect temporary visa holders returning to their country of origin.

 

Month

Australia

China

Germany

Great Britain

Other Nationalities

June 2020

532

1770

411

843

7282

September 2020

434

2153

207

719

5499

(source: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/documents/statistics/statistics-all-departments-by-month)

INZ Residence Applications On Hand

As of June 2020, INZ has 51,660 applications on hand (this means with INZ but not necessarily accepted for processing). This is a sharp increase from June 2019 when it was a much more comfortable 27, 876. While this looks alarming you should not let it put you off putting off applying for a Residence Visa. The October 2020 figures are 50,608 which indicates more applications are being processed – which indicates things are going in the right direction.

If you think you qualify for residence, please contact Idesi Legal for assistance.

Month and year

Number of applications on hand

June 2017

16,798

June 2018

15,454

June 2019

27,876

June 2020

51,660

(source: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/documents/statistics/statistics-residence-applications-on-hand )

Work Visa Applications by Occupation

For work visas in the financial year 2019/2020 the most in-demand jobs for the purposes of work visas were cook, fruitpicker and personal care attendant. These occupations reflect occupations which employers have had difficulty in filling locally. 

 

Occupation

Number

Fruit or nut picker

4004

Chef

3901

Carpenter

3285

Retail Supervisor

3029

Deck hand

1720

Cook

1654

Personal Care Assistant

1365

 

(Source: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/documents/statistics/statistics-work-applications-approved-by-occupation)

Some of the more unusual jobs which work visas were approved for in 2019/20 included body artist, detective and sports umpire. 

 

Occupation

Number

Body Artist

13

Detective

1

Flower Grower

20

Sports Umpire

15

Pet Groomer

15

Whatever your job, please contact Idesi Legal for all of your work visa needs.  

 
Please contact Idesi Legal at admin@idesilegal.co.nz
 
 
INZ Statistics
 
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