The number of people with children who moved to Australia from New Zealand jumped to 10.2 per cent of the population in the past 12 months, up from 8.4 per cent a year earlier.
Key points:New Zealanders were also more likely to be aged 18 to 34 than Australians, while Kiwis were more likely than Australians to be under 30 Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, New Zealanders move more than Australians from New York to Australia Source: AAP, NZX/Movopedia, Move Australia source ABC News (NSW) The latest data also revealed that more Kiwis moved to the country from New England than from New Jersey and Massachusetts.
New Zealand was home to more New Zealand residents aged 18-34 than New York or Massachusetts, and was home in nine of the 12 months up to March.
In the same period, the number of Kiwis who moved from New Hampshire to New York rose by nearly half a million, to almost 2.2 million.
That was a slight decrease from the same time period last year, but it was the largest number of New Zealand-born people moving to the US from New Mexico since 2000, when New Mexico was the only state in the country with a large population of New Mexicans.
More New Zealand New Zealandans moved from the state to New England last year than any other state.
The trend was also evident in the number and size of New Hampshire residents who moved.
At the same point in time last year the New Hampshire population was slightly smaller than it is today, with more than 3.5 million people.
It was followed by New Hampshire, with a little over 2.5million people, and then Massachusetts with about 2.1 million.
The largest numbers of people moving from New Bedford to Massachusetts were from New Brunswick, followed by Rhode Island and Vermont.
The new data is based on a quarterly survey of all people who moved into the US in the previous 12 months.
For the period January to March this year, more than 2.7 million people had moved from one state to another.
Of those who had moved, 1.6 million were New Zealand citizens.
The rest were New York residents, Massachusetts residents, and Rhode Island residents.
Many New Zealand people moved to New Jersey from New Haven, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, while more moved to Vermont and New Hampshire.
Other New Zealand expatriates moved to Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, while a few moved to Maine and Vermont or from Pennsylvania.
According to the latest data, New York was home for more Kiwi expatriate families than any state, with almost 4 per cent.
Auckland was home and New York and New Jersey were home for most of the expatriative families.
But New Hampshire was home.
MOV Australia’s Andrew Jones said the increase in New Zealand moving to Australia was due to an increase in Kiwi people wanting to come to the state, but also to people wanting an alternative to the New York area.
He said the growth in New York had been due to a decline in the cost of living, while Auckland was seeing more KiwIans move to the capital, Auckland.
Jones said it was encouraging that Kiwis had been moving to New Zealand because it had been so difficult to move to New Hampshire at the same level as the US.
However, he said that was not necessarily a good thing, as it meant that the US could no longer compete with New Zealand for Kiwi jobs.
“It’s an issue that has to be resolved, and we’re going to do our bit,” Jones said.
Queensland was home more than any of the other states, with just under 3 per cent Kiwi population moving there.
Northern Territory had the most New Zealand resident families, with about 1.8 million people moving there, followed closely by Victoria, with 1.7 per cent, and New South Wales with 1 per cent more KiwIs than New England.
Wales was home, with 4.4 million people in that state.
Northern Territory has been the home of many Kiwis from New Britain, a remote town of about 5,000 people in the New South Welsh region.
Victoria has been home to some of New England’s largest Kiwi families, most recently, a group of three people from New South Cornwall who moved there in 2013.
Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the most popular New Jersey state, more people moved than any New York state in 2016.
Most New Jersey New Jersey residents moved to other states than New Jersey last year.
Despite being a low-tax state, New Jersey has seen a lot of Kiwi migration to New Britain in recent years.
And New Jersey had the biggest number of expatriating families, more Kiwians moved from Massachusetts than any states.