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Who migrates to New Zealand, and what skills do they bring? How do migration trends in New Zealand compare with the rest of the world? Immigration by the numbers is a comprehensive collection of the immigration trends and quantitative analysis that informed the Commission's inquiry into immigration settings for New Zealand's long-term prosperity and wellbeing. In particular, it looks at:

  • Migration trends in New Zealand and across the world
  • Who are the migrants?
  • Migrants in the labour market
  • Migrants and the economy

Read: Immigration by the numbers or the Summary        For the supporting data for this report, please select from Downloads above.

About the Commission's immigration inquiry.


Productivity growth

The goal of our research is to facilitate a move from an economy that grows by using more “inputs” (such as labour or natural resources), to one where productivity plays a greater role in driving economic growth – essentially, working smarter, with greater financial and knowledge capital employed per worker.

Our research explores a wide range of productivity issues: employment, firm dynamics, technology diffusion, innovation, regional development, spatial and public-sector productivity.

Working together

The commissioning of research and the practice of collaboration with others is important to us. It enables us to access subject/sector specialists and benefit from the cross-promotion of ideas and insights. You will find research from the Commission, as well as research we commissioned, below.

Strengthening learning

Our Economics & Research team is independently evaluated every two years to understand how to improve and enhance our impact. See the latest evaluation report and 2020 survey results here.


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