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Going Places (Figure 15) - Visa approvals by category 1998–2015

Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Data provided by

Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Dataset name

Going Places: Data sourced from MBIE


How to find the data

Qualification of migrants:
- unpublished IDI data
Work visa approvals:
- Table 21,
Visa approvals by category:
- Table 5, ;
- Table 2, ;
- Table 21,

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Going Places: Data sourced from MBIE

From the dataset Going Places: Data sourced from MBIE, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: visas
  • Range: C61:T67
  • Provided: 126 data points

About this dataset

This dataset contains selected series on immigration, emigration, population and trade drawn from published Statistics NZ and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment data.

Purpose of collection

This data was collected as part of the research for a book, Going Places: Migration, Economics and the Future of New Zealand. The book looks at how New Zealand can attract skilled, creative and entrepreneurial people born elsewhere, and whether its large overseas population can be a greater national asset. The book presents data on immigration and emigration, the impacts of those flows on New Zealand’s population, and how our people exchanges with other countries compare with our goods trade. The graphs in the book are all replicated here on Figure.NZ so as to share the data more widely.