International Visitor Survey (IVS)

The International Visitor Survey (IVS) measures the expenditure, characteristics and behaviours of international visitors to New Zealand.

In this section

IVS commentary

This commentary provides context around key points in the latest quarterly release of the International Visitor Survey (IVS).

IVS data release materials

This page provides high-level summaries of international visitor information in a variety of formats — infographic, key data table and pivot tables.

IVS survey quality

This page explains what we do to attempt to reduce sampling error in the International Visitor Survey (IVS).

IVS analysis and research

Articles providing a deeper analysis of the International Visitor Survey (IVS) data.

IVS review 2018

Stats NZ has completed a review of the International Visitor Survey (IVS). The details of the review and the review team, and the reports produced, are available on this page.

IVS methodology

Information about the International Visitor Survey (IVS) methodology, including its purpose, quality targets, population, sampling structure and collection, data processing, analysis and outputs.

IVS questionnaire and brochures

Information about the International Visitor Survey (IVS), including links to the PDF version of the questionnaire and brochures.

IVS classifications and definitions

A list of International Visitor Survey (IVS) terms and classifications, to assist with interpreting the data.

IVS data available from Stats NZ

This page provides links to some of the detailed International Visitor Survey data that Stats NZ host through its NZ.Stat tool.

IVS background and redevelopment

When the International Visitor Survey (IVS) started, and how it has developed since, including a major update in 2013.

IVS data download

The International Visitor Survey (IVS) microdata are available on this page for re-use by specialist analysts.