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Frequently asked questions

I want to find statistics relating to the unemployment rate with variables such as region, time-series, and age

How do I find out about the number of job vacancies advertised?

What defines “skilled” in each industry?

I’m looking for the number of businesses for particular towns and cities

What information do you have on the Canterbury labour market?

What information do you have on labour market performance?

Does the Department carry out employment forecasting?

Do you have information on skills?

I’m looking for ‘Not in Employment or Education and Training’ (NEET) rates by region or Territorial Local Authority (TLA)

Where can I find statistics on health and safety?

Where can I find immigration statistics?

Where can I find out about the numbers of permanent residents, temporary migrants and refugees?

Do you have figures for international students based on what courses they are studying?

Who can I email for more information?

 

I want to find statistics relating to the unemployment rate with variables such as region, time-series, and age

Time-series information on unemployment rates is available from Infoshare, a service offered by Statistics New Zealand.

How do I find out about the number of job vacancies advertised?

Jobs Online measures changes in job vacancies advertised on the two main internet job boards – Seek and Trade Me Jobs. Information about changes to specific occupations can be found under ‘Downloads’ for each monthly report.

What defines “skilled” in each industry?

Skilled occupations are defined as skill levels 1-3 under the Australia New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). A skill level of ‘3’ is equivalent to an National Qualifications Framework (NQF) level 4 qualification. The skilled vacancies index (SVI) is the main output of Jobs Online and includes vacancies in occupations that have a skill level 1-3 under ANZSCO.

I’m looking for the number of businesses for particular towns and cities

Statistics New Zealand will be the best source of this data, some of which may be available on Table Builder. Otherwise, they may be able to prepare a customised data request.

What information do you have on the Canterbury labour market?

Please see our Canterbury Labour Market page.

What information do you have on labour market performance?

You may be interested in our Labour Market Update, Labour Market Fact Sheets (for youth, older people, females, Māori, and Pacific peoples) and the Labour Market Scorecard.

Further information is available on our Labour Market and Skills page.

Does the Department carry out employment forecasting?”.

Yes. Please see the labour market forecasting page. You may also be interested in the Occupation Outlook report, which the Ministry released in February 2013.

Do you have information on skills?

Please see our Labour Market and Skills page.

I’m looking for ‘Not in Employment or Education and Training’ (NEET) rates by region or Territorial Local Authority (TLA)

Please contact Statistics New Zealand for this level of information.

Where can I find statistics on health and safety?

Health and Safety statistics.

Where can I find immigration statistics?

For the number of arrivals and departures to New Zealand, please refer to Statistics New Zealand (our External Migration Factsheet ceased in June 2012.)

For a summary of the New Zealand Residence Programme, permanent skilled migration, and temporary entry data see Migration Trends Key Indicators. For analysis of annual statistics and trends see Migration Trends and Outlook.

Also available are the Ministry’s immigration statistics. These series data begin on 1 July 1997 and are updated each month. Comprehensive electronic data before July 1997 is unavailable on this site, however, Statistics New Zealand reports on international passenger movements from 1921.

Where can I find out about the numbers of permanent residents, temporary migrants and refugees?

For a summary of the New Zealand Residence Programme, permanent skilled migration, and temporary entry data see Migration Trends Key Indicators. For analysis of annual statistics and trends see Migration Trends and Outlook.

Also available are the Ministry’s immigration statistics. These series data begin on 1 July 1997 and are updated each month. Comprehensive electronic data before July 1997 is unavailable on this site, however, Statistics New Zealand reports on international passenger movements from 1921.

Do you have figures for international students based on what courses they are studying?

This Ministry has immigration statistics about student visa decisions and nationality of applicants. Information about the qualifications undertaken by international students is available from the Ministry of Education.

Who can I email for more information?

Contact us at research@mbie.govt.nz.