Number of principal and secondary skilled migrants granted New Zealand residence

By age group, year ended June 2017, number of skilled migrants


Skilled migrants: People granted residence through the Skilled Migrant category.

Principal applicant: the person Immigration NZ assess against the criteria for a Resident Visa first.
Secondary applicant: Anyone included in a visa application who is not the principal applicant, i.e. the principal applicant’s partner, the principal applicant’s dependent children, the principal applicant’s partner’s dependent children.

Data provided by

Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Dataset name

Migration Trends and Outlook: Residents 2016/17


How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Residents' from the box at the right-hand side of the page.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Migration Trends and Outlook: Residents 2016/17

From the dataset Migration Trends and Outlook: Residents 2016/17, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: 25
  • Range: B6:O8
  • Provided: 42 data points

This data forms the table Migration - Skilled migrants by applicant type and age group 2017.

Dataset originally released on:

March 29, 2018

About this dataset

This annual report is the 17th in a series that examines trends in temporary and permanent migration to and from New Zealand. The report updates trends to 2016/17 and compares recent immigration patterns with patterns identified in previous years.