This report is the ninth in a series produced annually to provide information about trends in temporary and permanent migration.
The report is prepared for:
- policy-makers concerned with migration flows and their impact
- the wider public with an interest in immigration policy and outcomes.
The information in these reports constitutes a time series so that recent immigration patterns can be compared with patterns identified in previous years.
This report contains an update of trends for the financial year 2008/09.
The report is structured as follows:
• Chapter 1 introduces New Zealand’s immigration policies.
• Chapter 2 reports on the impact of the global economic slowdown on migration.
• Chapter 3 describes migration flows into and out of New Zealand.
• Chapter 4 describes the characteristics of people granted student and work permits.
• Chapter 5 summarises the trends in permanent residence approvals.
• Chapters 6–8 detail residence approvals through the four residence streams:
– Skilled/Business Stream
– Uncapped Family Sponsored Stream and Parent Sibling Adult Child Stream (combined in Chapter 7)
– International/Humanitarian Stream.
• Chapter 9 concludes the report.
• The Appendices contain:
– information on recent immigration policies and legislative changes (Appendix A)
– information on the methodology underlying this report (Appendix B, which includes a glossary)
– a description of temporary and permanent residence categories (Appendix C)
– supplementary tables and analyses (Appendices D–T). • The References list all the publications referred to in this report.