Migration research and evaluation

Our migration research includes research, evaluation and monitoring of, immigration and settlement issues facing New Zealand in a globally competitive environment.

Migration trends and outlook

Migration Trends and Outlook is an annual report that examines trends in temporary and permanent migration to and from New Zealand as well as migration pathways and retention. The report updates trends and compares recent immigration patterns with patterns identified in previous years.

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Migration trends key indicators reports

The Migration Trends Key Indicators Report summarises key indicators of migration trends for the current financial year. The report’s main focus is on two areas: the New Zealand Residence Programme (NZRP) and temporary visa entry.

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Immigration New Zealand Customer Satisfaction Survey

Conducted by Gravitas Research and Strategy for the Research and Evaluation team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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Immigration New Zealand Stakeholder survey

Latest reports on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s bi-annual stakeholders survey on the level of customer service provided by Immigration New Zealand branches worldwide in relation to its visa business.

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Regional Migration and Labour Force Trends

The Regional Migration and Labour Force Trend reports provide an annual overview of migrant population, migration and labour outcome trends, specifically looking at the impact migrants have on each region’s labour market.

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Community and migrants

MBIE runs an annual survey of migrants about their experiences of life in New Zealand and an annual survey of the New Zealand community and their perceptions of migrants.

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