Longitudinal Immigration Survey: New Zealand - Wave 2, 2008
Embargoed until 10:45am – 29 May 2009
- At each wave, more than nine out of 10 migrants were either satisfied or very satisfied with life in New Zealand (93.3 percent at wave 1 and 91.3 percent at wave 2).
- More than eight out of 10 (81.3 percent) migrants felt safe or very safe in New Zealand at wave 2, compared with 85.9 percent at wave 1.
- At wave 2, more than four out of 10 (42.9 percent) migrants owned or partly owned the dwelling they were living in, compared with 29.9 percent at wave 1.
- At wave 2, more than seven out of 10 (74.3 percent) migrants were employed, compared with 71.2 percent at wave 1.
- Compared with other migrant categories, skilled secondary migrants showed the largest movement into employment, with 16.0 percent moving from not being employed at wave 1 to being employed at wave 2.
- More than two-thirds (68.4 percent) of employed migrants worked in a skilled job at wave 2. Of these, 8.6 percent moved from a lower skilled job at wave 1 to a higher skilled job at wave 2.
- The overall median hourly wage for employed migrants was $20.00 at wave 2, compared with $18.00 at wave 1.
- At both waves, more than eight out of 10 employed migrants were satisfied or very satisfied with their main job (80.9 percent at wave 1 and 81.8 percent at wave 2).
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