Key Findings from the Migrant Survey 2009 Migrants Survey (Pilot)
Immigration Survey Monitoring Programme
Migrants living arrangements
Figure 8: Respondents' living arrangements in New Zealand
Source: Immigration Survey Monitoring Programme 2009 Migrants Survey (Pilot).
Sponsored migrants (Family Parent and Family Partner Category) were least likely to be renting and Family Parent Category migrants tended to live with family or friends (51percent), reflecting the obligations of their sponsors to provide accommodation and financial support (if necessary). Family Partner Category migrants, like skilled principal and secondary migrants, were more likely to be paying a mortgage on their own home.