Understanding the economic and social outcomes of migrants contributes to the development of effective immigration policy and settlement services. The Community Survey is one of several surveys in the Immigration Survey Monitoring Programme designed to increase our understanding. The survey was piloted in 2009.
This report outlines the sampling methodology involved in the 2009 Community Survey (Pilot). The Community Survey will be repeated each year to measure changes over time and to respond to new information needs.
The Immigration Survey Monitoring Programme encompasses new migrants to New Zealand (temporary and permanent), employers, and the New Zealand public. Its purpose is to build an evidence base of information about migrants’ settlement and labour market outcomes, employers’ experiences with migrants, and community attitudes towards immigration and migrant integration.