This report summarises key indicators of migration trends for the 2012/13 financial year (1 July 2012 through 30 June 2013). The report focuses on three areas:
- Migration flows
- New Zealand Residence Programme (NZRP)
- Temporary visa entry
and includes information from the Department of Statistics and comparative international information from the OECD.
All New Zealand immigration data is sourced from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and, unless otherwise stated, is reported as a count of individual people rather than the number of applications. The purpose of this reporting is to show the number of people who enter New Zealand rather than the number of visas they were granted. In practice, counting individual people gives lower numbers for temporary workers and students than when reporting the number of applications decided, as individuals can make more than one application in a year.