NZ Migrants Top Australian Stats
NZ has surpassed Britain as the source of the largest number of permanent migrants to Australia for the first time. According to Australian immigration statistics, NZ arrivals have jumped by 5000 in the past 12 months, from 19,033 in 2005-06 to 23,906 in 2006-07. Formerly the leading source country for permanent migrants, Britain was responsible for 23,223 arrivals for 2006-07. NZ and British migrants combined accounted for 33.6 per cent of all permanent Australian arrivals for 2006-07.