New Zealand Atlas of Population Change

Select region then period

These maps illustrate where each of New Zealand’s 16 regional council area’s internal migrants came from (Internal Arrivals), and went to (Internal Departures), between 2001 and 2006, and 2008 and 2013, based on the Census question ‘where did you live five years ago?’. Here, percentage share of internal migration refers to the proportion of all internal arrivals to the selected regional council area area from each other regional council area, and the proportion of all leavers from the selected regional council area to each other regional council area, as indicated at the 2006 and 2013 censuses.

Also shown in the accompanying information box to each map are the number and proportion of people at each of the 2006 and 2013 censuses who were Stayers (people who were enumerated as residing in the same council area five years previously), the number and proportion living overseas five years previously, the number not born five years previously, and a summary of net internal migration (internal arrivals minus internal departures).

These data have been drawn from the MBIE project Nga Tangata Oho Mairangi (NTOM) and converted for visualisation by the CaDDANZ Population Atlas research team. See for additional detail and important methodological notes.