Longitudinal Immigration Survey: New Zealand – Wave 3, 2009
Embargoed until 10:45am – 27 September 2010
- 75.7 percent of migrants were employed at wave 3, compared with 72.1 percent at wave 1.
- 69.8 percent of employed migrants worked in a skilled job at wave 3, which is similar to the proportion at wave 1 (67.8 percent).
- 84.9 percent of employed migrants were either satisfied or very satisfied with their main job at wave 3, compared with 80.8 percent at wave 1.
- The real median hourly wages of employed migrants increased from $20.35 at wave 1 to $23.49 at wave 3.
- 70.6 percent of migrants had enough or more than enough money to meet their everyday needs at waves 1 and 3.
- 51.9 percent of migrants owned or partly owned their dwelling at wave 3, compared with 30.6 percent at wave 1.
- 49.3 percent of migrants lived in the Auckland region at the third wave, 31.5 percent lived in the rest of the North Island, and 19.3 percent lived in the South Island.
- More than nine out of ten migrants were either satisfied or very satisfied with life in New Zealand (93.8 percent at wave 1 and 92.3 percent at wave 3), although there was a decrease in the proportion of migrants who were very satisfied, down from 44.7 percent at wave 1 to 35.5 percent at wave 3.
- 76.0 percent of migrants felt either safe or very safe in New Zealand at wave 3, compared with 85.5 percent at wave 1.
- 78.4 percent of migrants had gained or intended to apply for New Zealand citizenship at wave 3. Compared with migrants from other regions, migrants from South Africa (93.3 percent), the Pacific (93.0 percent), and South Asia (86.5 percent) were more likely to have gained, or want to apply for, New Zealand citizenship.
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