Migration research and evaluation

This section contains the most recent editions of our set of ongoing migration monitoring reports.

In this section

Migration trends data explorer

The Migration trends data explorer enables users of migration data to easily access the data they need to address the overarching research themes and enduring questions that relate to migration in New Zealand.

Migrant Youth Information Project

The Migrant Youth Information Project was a one-off research project which resulted in 2 publications in 2017.

Migration Trends report

Migrant Trends 2016-2017 is the 17th in an annual report series examining trends in temporary and permanent migration to and from New Zealand.

Pacific Migrants Trends report

This report looks at the migration trends of migrants from the Pacific over the last 5 years using Immigration New Zealand data.

Regional Migration Trends report

The Regional Migration and Labour Force Trend reports provide an annual overview of migrant population and the impact migrants have on each region’s labour market.

Immigration New Zealand customer satisfaction survey

Immigration New Zealand undertakes monthly surveys of visa applicants to help evaluate and improve its customer service.

Immigration New Zealand advisers' survey

Immigration New Zealand undertakes an annual survey of immigration advisers and lawyers to help evaluate and improve its customer service.

Migrant and community experience of migration

We survey migrants about their experiences of life in New Zealand and report on their settlement outcomes.

Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category Evaluation

In June 2016, Cabinet approved the piloting of the Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category (CORS) as an alternative form of admission for up to 25 refugees in 2017/18.

Welcoming Communities Pilot Programme Evaluation

Findings from the evaluation of the Welcoming Communities pilot programme. The interim and final evaluation reports cover the development, implementation, early outcomes and lessons learned during the 2-year pilot programme.

Samoan Quota and Pacific Access Category settlement information pilot evaluation

Findings from the evaluation of the 2018 pilot of strengthened settlement information for the Pacific Access Category (PAC) and Samoan Quota (SQ) ballot winners. The purpose of the evaluation is to understand whether the pilot was successful in helping PAC and SQ migrants prepare for a new life in New Zealand. This will provide a view on how the resources and processes could be improved in the future to better help Pacific migrants plan for life in New Zealand.