Story: History of immigration

Net and assisted migration, 1945–76

Net and assisted migration, 1945–76

This graph shows the annual totals of those who came to New Zealand, less those who left (net migration). It also shows the total numbers of those who received government assistance with their fare. From 1945 to 1967 there was a consistent net surplus of immigrants in all years. The slump in wool prices in 1967 had a major impact and after a brief revival in 1973–75 economic pressures led to a decline in immigration, and an end to assistance in 1975.

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Source: Statistics New Zealand

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Jock Phillips, 'History of immigration - Assisted immigration revives: 1946 to 1975', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/2152/net-and-assisted-migration-1945-76 (accessed 28 February 2020)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Aug 2015