Key Findings from the Migrant Survey -
2009 Migrants Survey (Pilot)
Immigration Survey Monitoring Programme
Auckland attracts a large proportion of migrants
Auckland is the main entry point for new migrants to New Zealand and is a key settlement region. Around 52percent of overseas-born people in New Zealand live in the Auckland region. This survey showed that most respondents lived in New Zealand's main centres (Figure 7): Auckland (53percent), Wellington (12percent), Canterbury (10percent), and the Waikato (7percent).
Respondents from the Pacific were more likely than respondents from other regions to settle in the Auckland region (73percent). International students were concentrated in two centres: Auckland (43percent) and Canterbury (32percent).
Figure 7: Region in which respondents lived in New Zealand
Source: Immigration Survey Monitoring Programme 2009 Migrants Survey (Pilot).
 See the Statistics New Zealand QuickStats website: http://stats.govt.nz/Census/2006CensusHomePage/QuickStats (accessed 12 March 2010).