Insight

Migration Data Explorer

MBIE's new Migration Data Explorer aims to provide a clear picture of New Zealand's migration trends through graphical illustrations of migration stocks, flows and pathways.

The website, launched on 1 March 2019, contains data on visa applications by visa type, data on migrant populations, and flows of migrants in and out of New Zealand.

Data is available by nationality, gender, age groups, visa type, by year (where applicable) and month:  all in an easy-to-use and interactive format.  

The previous migration data housed on the MBIE website was limited to administrative data such as applications and approvals available through excel spreadsheets. However the migration data website will offer a fuller picture of New Zealand's migration information with the ability to filter data, view in graph format, drill down into specific interest areas and download data for future use.