Survey of New Zealand Arrivals

The Survey of New Zealand Arrivals collected data on the characteristics and intentions of those arriving in Aotearoa New Zealand during the COVID-19 border restrictions.

You may have been asked to complete the Survey of New Zealand Arrivals if you arrived in New Zealand from 1 August 2020 to 1 April 2021.

Final results from the Survey of New Zealand Arrivals

Get the results for arrivals from 1 August 2020 to 1 April 2021

What the Survey of New Zealand Arrivals is

We carried out a survey of people arriving in or returning to New Zealand to get a better idea of the potential impact recent arrivals may have on government services and the economy. This survey is called the Survey of New Zealand Arrivals.

The New Zealand Government would like to better understand recent arrivals in New Zealand, for example who they are, where they have come from and what their circumstances are.

This information will help the Government identify the needs of recent arrivals, and what this could mean for government services and policy development.

Giving feedback about your time in a managed isolation or quarantine facility

The Survey of New Zealand Arrivals collected information to help inform government policy. It did not cover the managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) process.

If you have any feedback or suggestions about your experience in an MIQ facility, or you want to make a complaint, you can do this through the MIQ website.

Give feedback about your experience in MIQ (external link)

Who conducted the survey

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) led the survey in partnership with 10 other government agencies, including the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Stats NZ, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Development, Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga, Ministry of Education, Ministry for Primary Industries, Te Puni Kōkiri, Treasury and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Martin Jenkins and Associates Ltd was contracted to carry out the survey on behalf of these agencies. Martin Jenkins is an independent consultancy service.

Who was asked to complete the survey

You were invited to do the survey if you arrived in New Zealand between 1 August 2020 and 1 April 2021 and you were 18 years or over.

How you were selected

Your name was selected to complete the survey because you arrived in New Zealand between 1 August 2020 and 1 April 2021.

You provided your contact details to the Government on arrival into New Zealand. As an agent of MBIE, Martin Jenkins Ltd were given your name and email address to contact you to complete this survey. Your completion of the survey was voluntary.

Completing the survey

The survey took about 12 minutes to complete, and participants could do it on a computer/laptop, tablet or smartphone.

This survey is now closed and no further respondents will be contacted to participate.

Your information is kept anonymous

Your answers have been combined with the answers from other people who have completed the survey. Because your answers are grouped with others, you cannot be identified.

However, if you agreed to take part in further research, your contact details were sent to the research team at MBIE. This information will be held securely by MBIE, and will be deleted after 12 months. Martin Jenkins Ltd will delete your name and contact details after it has sent them to MBIE.

The lead agencies and any researchers working with the data cannot access any identifying information about you or other survey participants.

The survey data will be held in the Stats NZ Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) secure environment and no information will be published in a form that could identify individuals. Stats NZ may link the information to other data sources for research or statistical purposes only.

How Stats NZ keeps IDI data safe and anonymous (external link)

Find out more about the survey

If you have any questions about this survey, email Martin Jenkins Ltd at matthew.fanselow@martinjenkins.co.nz

If you would like to contact someone at MBIE about this survey, email the MBIE research team at NZarrivals.survey@mbie.govt.nz

Final results from the survey

MBIE has published the final results for arrivals into New Zealand between 1 August 2020 and 1 April 2021.

The Survey of New Zealand Arrivals collected data on the characteristics and intentions of those arriving in Aotearoa New Zealand during the COVID-19 border restrictions.

Results from the Survey of New Zealand Arrivals: Findings for arrivals between 1 August 2020 and 1 April 2021 [PDF, 917 KB]

Next update

The survey is now complete and this is the final reporting of high-level data for all arrivals during the survey period. Further Māori-focused results will be available in November 2021.

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