CPI_visualisationNew Zealand is a small country with a very mobile population. Often when migrants arrive in New Zealand they find they must relocate within New Zealand for work, housing or education.New-committee-convenor Many times that first arrival and settling point is not the migrants final destination. New Zealand is a long thin country and this means there are a variety of climates and regional cultures. Each region offer special advantages to commerce and agriculture, and each region will have their own unique challenges and disadvantages. Before you come to settle in NZ we recommend you visit the place and do extensive research about what city and region will suit you, your family and your business.


Auckland 2013

Here we set the map to show us what the size and average age was of each suburb in Auckland. That way you can get a little more of an idea about volumes of walk by traffic and the demographics of the neighborhood you are choosing to settle in.

Ethnic Population Projections

Under all projection series:

  • New Zealand’s Māori, Asian, and Pacific populations will continue to grow.
  • The ‘European or Other (including New Zealander)’, Māori, Asian, and Pacific populations will all age, reflected in rising median ages and increasing proportions of people in the older ages.
  • Queen City Law can also provide legal advice on tax structuring, investment in New Zealand and all other associated legal issues as required. Marcus and his team can assist with virtually all temporary and permanent resident visa applications and all associated matters. Recently we have acted on 2 10 million dollar Investor 1 cases,work visas for senior executives of some of NZs largest corporates ( one of which was approved within a day or so ), a number of successful LTBV and Entrepreneur applications and virtually all other types of mainstream visa applications (except refugee cases which we never act on) virtually all with successful results. Marcus was the Chairman of the New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment from 2004 through to 2006 (NZAMI) and currently sits on the Immigration Committee of the New Zealand Law Society.Marcus has most recently been involved in reviewing the Investor Categories of New Zealand Government Business Immigration Policy in conjunction with senior officials of Immigration New Zealand.
Top statistics


Estimated resident population at 31 March 2014: 4,524,900 P

Births March 2014 year: 58,515

Deaths March 2014 year: 29,652

Net migration June 2014 year: 38,338


Total employed March 2014 quarter: 2,318,000 S

Males employed March 2014 quarter: 1,232,000 S

Females employed March 2014 quarter: 1,086,000 S

Unemployment rate March 2014 quarter: 6.0% S

Average weekly earnings March 2014 quarter: $1063.40 S

Wage inflation March 2014 quarter: +1.6%

Economic indicators

CPI June 2014 quarter: +0.3%

GDP growth (in volume terms) March 2014 quarter: +1.0% S

GDP in current prices year ended March 2014: $226,551 million

GDP per capita in current prices year ended March 2014: $50,466

Current account balance
March 2014 quarter: -$585 million S
Change from last quarter: -$366 million S

Net international position March 2014 quarter: -$147,964 millionUnder mid-range projection series 6:

  • New Zealand’s European or Other population is projected to reach 3.47 million by 2026, an increase of 260,000 (0.4 percent a year) over the estimated resident population at 30 June 2006 of 3.21 million.
  • New Zealand’s Māori population is projected to reach 810,000 by 2026, an increase of 190,000 (1.3 percent a year) over the 2006 estimate of 620,000.
  • New Zealand’s Asian population is projected to reach 790,000 by 2026, an increase of 390,000 (3.4 percent a year) over the 2006 estimate of 400,000.
  • New Zealand’s Pacific population is projected to reach 480,000 by 2026, an increase of 180,000 (2.4 percent a year) over the 2006 estimate of 300,000.

    The New Zealand General Social Survey 2012 shows that:

    • An estimated 87 percent of people were ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with their lives overall.
    • Four aspects of life were important in determining people’s overall life satisfaction: health, money, relationships, and housing.
    • In 2012 an estimated:
      • 60 percent of New Zealanders rated their health as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’
      • 52 percent had ‘more than enough’ or ‘enough’ money to meet their everyday needs
      • 69 percent had not felt lonely in the last four weeks
      • 67 percent had no major problems with the house or flat they lived in.
    • 21 percent of New Zealanders had good outcomes in all four of these (ie excellent or very good health, more than enough or enough money, never felt lonely, and no major housing problems).
    • 98 percent of those with four good outcomes were satisfied or very satisfied with their lives overall.
    • 5.4 percent of New Zealanders did not have a good outcome in any of the four aspects of life. Of these people, 56 percent were satisfied or very satisfied with their lives overall.


For more information, check out the QCL Law Library for documents and checklists pertaining to migration to NZ.

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