Trends in Residence Approvals 2000/2001

Trends in Residence Approvals 2000/2001 (pdf)
01 Aug 2001

This is the first in a series of annual reports that will be produced to provide information on trends in residence approvals. The reports will be completed quarterly, but published annually. They will enable trends in residence approvals to be monitored and will eventually form a time series that will enable comparison of recent trends with those identified in previous years. The current report provides data for the 2000/2001 financial year, from 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2001. In this report is a brief summary of residence approvals in this year. More detailed information on approvals in each residence category can be found in the relevant sections of the report.


This report is based on an analysis of certain variables from the New Zealand Immigration Service’s (NZIS’s) Management Information System (MIS).

The data for the report was generated using Microsoft Access to query MIS on the variables of interest. The MIS data that the report is based on was generated between 20 July and 27 July 2001 and relate to the data as it was recorded in that week.

This data was then imported into Access and Excel for further analysis.

Key Results

A total of 44,598 people were approved for residence in 2000/2001. Fifty-four percent of these migrants were approved under the General Skills Category and 28 percent through the Family Category. Six percent of approvals were through the Business Categories, 4 percent through the Humanitarian Category, 3 percent through the Samoan Quota and 2 percent through the Refugee Quota. The remaining 3 percent of approvals were through various ‘other’ categories.

The top three source countries of residence approvals were Great Britain (accounting for 13 percent of all approvals), India (13 percent) and China (12 percent).

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