About the Migrant Perceptions Survey
The Migrant Survey is a nationwide survey run by Eastern Bridge Limited since 2016.
The goal of the survey is to gain an understanding of how migrants, visitors and international students cope within New Zealand communities.
The survey looks at 20 sample areas; these are the 16 regions of New Zealand as well as four sub-regions. Each sample area takes a random selection of 100 respondents. The survey is published in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Russian.
Results from the survey are made available to Eastern Bridge local government clients, along with recommendations on how they can make their communities more welcoming to migrants.
- Healthcare - the availability of healthcare services as well the quality of said service.
- Education - availability of education services as well as the quality of said services.
- Safety - the perception of public safety within the community.
- Employment - the ease of finding meaningful (and legal) employment.
- Services - access to affordable and quality public services such as utilities and council facilities.
- Housing - access to affordable and quality housing (rent or purchase)
- Tourism - tourism offerings (activities and accommodation) that are good value for money and worthwhile.
- Lifestyle - Overall ease of living within the region as well as how welcoming newcomers are treated.
Since 2019 a supplementary section for business migrants to grade the ease of doing business has been added.
- Property value - the value of commercial/industrial property for rent or purchase
- Logistics - the quality and affordability of transport/logistics infrastructure and services.
- Council - how easy it is to efficiently secure licences, permits and consents.
- Labour - the availability of a reliable workforce