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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Even Spoonly is sick of the Chinese!
Nearly 40 per cent of immigrants from China gaining New Zealand permanent residence last year were aged 50 or over.
The number of elderly Chinese migrants arriving in the country is nearly four times the 10.7 per cent average of permanent residents in the age group from all other countries.
At the same time, those leaving the country are much younger.
Sociologist Paul Spoonley said a main purpose of immigration was to "prop up Kiwi departures" and the increasing number of older migrant arrivals from China "is a major concern".
"We really need younger migrants," said Professor Spoonley, who heads the integration of immigrants programme at Massey University.
Chinese migrants aged over 50 have doubled in percentage terms, rising from 19.6 per cent in 2006 to 39.9 per cent last year.
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