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Migration Trends and Outlook 2007/08

APPENDIX J: RESIDENCE APPROVALS BY CATEGORY IN 2007/08

Table J1 Residence approvals by New Zealand Residence Programme (NZRP) stream, 2007/08

NZRP stream

Category

Approved applications

Approved people

Proportion of people (%)

2007/08 total 24,722 46,077 100

Skilled/ Business

27,000-29,500

(60% of NZRP)

Entrepreneur Category 188 602
Investor Category 5 15
Investor Category 2005 23 72
Business total 216 689 1.5
1995 General Skills 5 12
Long Term Skill Shortage List Occupation 87 212
Skilled Migrant 11,315 25,434
Skills/Business deferral 3 5
Talent (Accredited Employers) 367 903
Talent (Arts and Culture) 2 4
Talent (Sports) 19 44
Skilled total 11,798 26,614 57.8
Stream total 12,014 27,303 59.3

International/ Humanitarian

4,050-4,500

(9% of NZRP)

Refugee Emergency 1 2
Refugee Family 58 171
Refugee Family Quota 50 174
Refugee Medical 12 57
Refugee Protection 138 416
Refugee Women at Risk 59 184
Refugee Quota total 318 1,004 2.2
Pacific Access Category (PAC) Residence Fiji 37 92
PAC Residence Kiribati 21 86
PAC Residence Tonga 84 284
PAC Residence Tuvalu 24 77
PAC Residual Places 209 578
Pacific Access total 375 1,117 2.4
Samoan Quota 353 1,120
Samoan Residual Places 24 82
Samoan Quota total 377 1,202 2.6
1995 Refugee Status 105 213
Ministerial Direction 207 375
October 2000 Transitional 4 4
Section 35A 28 35
Victims of Domestic Violence 14 20
Zimbabwe Policy 77 167
Other total 435 814 1.8
Stream total 1,505 4,137 9.0

Parent Sibling Adult Child

4,450-5,000

(10% of NZRP)

Humanitarian 6 26
Adult child 104 262
Parent 2,171 3,722
Sibling 448 1,166
October 2000 Transitional Policy 1 1
Stream total 2,730 5,177 11.2

Uncapped Family Sponsored

9,500-11,000

(21% of NZRP)

Dependent child 1,164 1,164
October 2000 Transitional Policy 1 1
Partnership 7,308 8,209
Stream total 8,473 9,460 20.5