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Rationale

A question on year of arrival/years since arrival in New Zealand, in conjunction with a question on country of birth, provides information on immigration trends. Year of arrival/years since arrival in New Zealand can also be cross–tabulated with demographic variables such as age and sex, to identify changes in the characteristics of New Zealand's immigrant population over time.

Classification of year of arrival/years since arrival in New Zealand

Year of arrival in New Zealand and years since arrival in New Zealand are both flat classifications.

Year of arrival in New Zealand is in 'year' categories, starting with the year that occurred 120 years prior to the year of the data collection and finishing with the year of the data collection. For example the 2008 code structure ranges from 1888 to 2008. Excluding residual categories there are 121 categories.

Years since arrival in New Zealand is in year intervals from one year to 96 years. Also categories for 97 or more, less than one year and residual categories. Excluding residual categories there are 98 categories.

The residual categories are defined in Glossary and references.

 

Year of arrival in New Zealand

Classification Year of Arrival in New Zealand – Standard Classification
Abbreviation YRARIVNZ
Version V23.0
Effective date 01/01/2017

 

Years since arrival in New Zealand

Classification Years Since Arrival in New Zealand – Standard Classification
Abbreviation YRSSINARRNZ
Version V1.0
Effective date 13/05/1998
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