June Quarter 2014

 

Summary | Migration | June Quarter 2014

  • In the June quarter of 2014, a total of 72,192 persons arrived in Papua New Guinea from abroad. This was an increase
    of 16.0 percent compared to June quarter of 2013
  • The June quarter visitor arrivals were 42,396, which represent 16.0 percent decrease compared to June quarter of
    2013 which recorded 42,723 persons. Out of this total 15,455 came for employment, 13,285 came for accompanying
    business traveler, 6,496 came for holiday and 7,160 came for other specific reasons.
  • As usual Australia top the list with highest number of visitors in June quarter of 2014 with 21,500, who gave Australia
    as their overseas address, accounting for 50.7 percent of all visitor arrivals. Substantial number of visitors also came
    from Philippines (3,639), New Zealand (2,826), China (2,293), and United States of America (1,920).
  • Port Moresby remains the major port of entry (by air) for both 2013 and 2014 June quarters with 60,818 and 68,911
    respectively. Arrivals to other ports were significantly less or no arrivals at all.
  • Finally visitors working in Administration, Executive and Managerial levels accounted for 38.4 percent and 32.5
    percent respectively for 2013 and 2014 quarters. Technical and Processional people were the next highest number of
    visitors in the June quarter of 2014 (9,580) and 2014 (10,661) respectively.

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March Quarter 2014

In March quarter of 2014, a total of 46,226 persons arrived in Papua New Guinea from abroad. This was a decrease of
30.1 percent compared to March quarter of 2013.

The number of visitor arrivals in the March quarter of 2014 was 29,483, which was 31.9 percent less than in March
quarter of 2013. Of these, 12,608 came for employment, 9,484 came for business, 3,318 came for holiday and 4,073
came for other reasons.

VisitorĂ­s arrivals by occupational group in March Quarter 2014 shows, Administration, Executive, Managerial group,
and Professional, Technical group accounted for 31.4 and 29.0 percent respectively.

As usual, the largest group of visitors in March quarter of 2014 was from Australia (13,940) who gave Australia as
their overseas address, accounting for 47.2 percent of all visitor arrivals. Substantial number of visitors also came
from Philippines (3,349), New Zealand (1,792), United States of America (1,467), China (1,390), and Other Oceania
(1,015).

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