We research how many people come and go from New Zealand, the reason for their visits, and if they come as residents, how well they settle here.

Our Migration Evidence and Insights team evaluates immigration policies and projects. They research how easily migrants find suitable work and how they fit into communities. The unit surveys both skilled and unskilled migrants. Their findings influence our policies.

The unit gathers statistics on migration flows, which helps to plan for future intakes. It gathers and publishes statistics on:

  • arrivals and departures of visitors, migrants and residents
  • foreign students here to study
  • migrants’ success at settling here.