22 August 2011<br />IMSED Research<br />Keith McLeod & Wendy Searle<br />
IMSED Research<br />“… lead role within the New Zealand Government for research and evaluation regarding International Mig...
Work programme<br />Reflects Department and Government priorities<br />Core work informing policy and services<br />Strate...
Flagship programmes<br />Longitudinal Immigration Survey: New Zealand (LisNZ)<br />Migration trends monitoring programme<b...
Quota Refugees Ten Years On<br />Programme of research<br />
Quota Refugees Ten Years On<br />Builds on ‘Refugee Voices’<br />But objectives are about long-term settlement<br />Refuge...
Who came to NZ 1993 to 1999 through the Refugee Quota Category?<br />Country of origin<br />Iraq – 29%<br />Somalia – 16%<...
Who came to NZ 1993 to 1999 through the Refugee Quota Category?<br />Religion<br />Islam – 40%<br />Christianity – 39%<br ...
New Land, New Life<br />
Language & Education<br />
English language – on arrival and current<br /><ul><li>80% had limited ability to speak English on arrival
Two-thirds currently speak English well or very well
Refugee Voices - 50% of refugees spoke well or very well at 5 years</li></li></ul><li>Highest qualification<br />Who was m...
Employment<br />73% had worked in a paid job in NZ<br />Who was most likely to have worked in a paid job in NZ?<br />Men (...
Activities in last 7 days<br /><ul><li>38% had worked for pay</li></ul>Who was most likely to have <br />worked for pay?<b...
Younger age groups
18-29 (42%)
30-44 (45%)</li></li></ul><li>How does this compare?<br />Refugee Voices – 29% of established refugees were working<br />L...
Main source of income in last 12 months<br />
Housing<br />
Home ownership<br />16% owned their own house<br />2006 Census <br />NZ population - 53%<br />Pacific Peoples – 22%<br />L...
For those who don’t own their home - who owns the house/flat you live in?<br />Housing New Zealand Corporation – 47%<br />...
Health & Wellbeing<br />
Health & Wellbeing <br />Thinking about your health, in general  would you say your health is excellent, very good, good, ...
Social networks<br />
Close friends in NZ<br />How many of your close friends are (many or some)<br /><ul><li>Own ethnic group – 94%
NZ European/Maori – 73%
Other ethnic group – 72%</li></li></ul><li>Social networks<br />How have you made friends in NZ from outside your ethnic c...
Social networks<br />Which, if any, of the following groups have you <br />participated in in the past 12 months?<br />
Identity & Belonging<br />
Identity and participation<br />How strongly do you feel part of NZ and own ethnic group?<br />
Identity and participation<br />Citizenship<br />91% had taken up NZ citizenship & 3% were in process<br />Voting<br />91%...
Recognition &legitimacy<br />Identity & Belonging<br />
Safety<br />In New Zealand – 93% felt very safe/safe<br />At work – 91%<br />In your neighbourhood – 91%<br />
Help needed <br />Have you needed help with any of these things in the past 12 months?<br />
Youth<br />Youth<br />
Outcomes for youth (18-29)<br />English language<br />94% - were able to speak English well or very well (68% overall)<br ...
Next Steps<br />
Next Steps<br />More detailed analysis on the survey data<br />Qualitative research<br />25 in-depth interviews<br />Pathw...
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  1. 1. 22 August 2011<br />IMSED Research<br />Keith McLeod & Wendy Searle<br />
  2. 2. IMSED Research<br />“… lead role within the New Zealand Government for research and evaluation regarding International Migration, Settlement, and Employment Dynamics.”<br />Now part of the …<br />Labour and Immigration Research Centre<br />
  3. 3. Work programme<br />Reflects Department and Government priorities<br />Core work informing policy and services<br />Strategic labour market projects<br />Mix of Research, Evaluation and Monitoring<br />
  4. 4. Flagship programmes<br />Longitudinal Immigration Survey: New Zealand (LisNZ)<br />Migration trends monitoring programme<br />Survey monitoring programme<br />LEED-Migration data integration project<br />Quota refugees ten years on<br />
  5. 5. Quota Refugees Ten Years On<br />Programme of research<br />
  6. 6. Quota Refugees Ten Years On<br />Builds on ‘Refugee Voices’<br />But objectives are about long-term settlement<br />Refugee Quota Category<br />Mixed method approach – quantitative & qualitative<br />Central tool – survey of 512 people<br />Also in-depth interviews & focus groups<br />Advisory Group<br />Significant input into objectives & methodology<br />Composition<br />Refugee Communities<br />NGOs<br />Government<br />
  7. 7. Who came to NZ 1993 to 1999 through the Refugee Quota Category?<br />Country of origin<br />Iraq – 29%<br />Somalia – 16%<br />Vietnam – 19%<br />Ethiopia – 15%<br />Other non-Africa – 15%<br />Other Africa – 7%<br />Gender – Female -44%; Male – 56%<br />Age group (at arrival)<br />0-19 – 36%<br />20-29 – 26%<br />30-44 – 29%<br />45+ - 10%<br />
  8. 8. Who came to NZ 1993 to 1999 through the Refugee Quota Category?<br />Religion<br />Islam – 40%<br />Christianity – 39%<br />Buddhism – 12%<br />Hinduism – 2%<br />Other – 2%<br />No religion/faith – 5%<br />
  9. 9. New Land, New Life<br />
  10. 10. Language & Education<br />
  11. 11. English language – on arrival and current<br /><ul><li>80% had limited ability to speak English on arrival
  12. 12. Two-thirds currently speak English well or very well
  13. 13. Refugee Voices - 50% of refugees spoke well or very well at 5 years</li></li></ul><li>Highest qualification<br />Who was most likely to have <br />done no schooling?<br /><ul><li>Those aged 45+ (24%)</li></li></ul><li>Employment & Income<br />
  14. 14. Employment<br />73% had worked in a paid job in NZ<br />Who was most likely to have worked in a paid job in NZ?<br />Men (82%)<br />Those who were younger<br />18-29 - 89%<br />30-44 - 80%<br />
  15. 15. Activities in last 7 days<br /><ul><li>38% had worked for pay</li></ul>Who was most likely to have <br />worked for pay?<br /><ul><li>Men (48%)
  16. 16. Younger age groups
  17. 17. 18-29 (42%)
  18. 18. 30-44 (45%)</li></li></ul><li>How does this compare?<br />Refugee Voices – 29% of established refugees were working<br />LISNZ – 76% were employed at 3 years<br />NZ General Population (2009)<br />72.9% of 15-64 year olds were employed<br />Maori – 61.7%<br />Pacific peoples – 56.8%<br />
  19. 19. Main source of income in last 12 months<br />
  20. 20. Housing<br />
  21. 21. Home ownership<br />16% owned their own house<br />2006 Census <br />NZ population - 53%<br />Pacific Peoples – 22%<br />LISNZ Survey<br /> 52% of migrants owned their own house after 3 years<br />
  22. 22. For those who don’t own their home - who owns the house/flat you live in?<br />Housing New Zealand Corporation – 47%<br />Private person, trust or business – 34%<br />Family member – 14%<br />Local City Council – 5%<br />
  23. 23. Health & Wellbeing<br />
  24. 24. Health & Wellbeing <br />Thinking about your health, in general would you say your health is excellent, very good, good, fair or poor?<br />47% rated their health as excellent/very good<br />Who was most likely to say that their health was fair/poor?<br /><ul><li>those aged 45+ (30%)</li></li></ul><li>How does this compare?<br />Refugee Voices<br />45% rated their health as excellent or very good<br />25% rated their health as fair or poor<br />NZ Health Survey 06/07<br />60% rated their health as excellent or very good<br />10% rated their health as fair or poor<br />LISNZ<br />76% rated their health as excellent or very good<br />
  25. 25. Social networks<br />
  26. 26. Close friends in NZ<br />How many of your close friends are (many or some)<br /><ul><li>Own ethnic group – 94%
  27. 27. NZ European/Maori – 73%
  28. 28. Other ethnic group – 72%</li></li></ul><li>Social networks<br />How have you made friends in NZ from outside your ethnic community?<br />
  29. 29. Social networks<br />Which, if any, of the following groups have you <br />participated in in the past 12 months?<br />
  30. 30. Identity & Belonging<br />
  31. 31. Identity and participation<br />How strongly do you feel part of NZ and own ethnic group?<br />
  32. 32. Identity and participation<br />Citizenship<br />91% had taken up NZ citizenship & 3% were in process<br />Voting<br />91% had voted in any NZ general elections<br />NZ population<br />Voter turnout 2006 – 76%<br />
  33. 33. Recognition &legitimacy<br />Identity & Belonging<br />
  34. 34. Safety<br />In New Zealand – 93% felt very safe/safe<br />At work – 91%<br />In your neighbourhood – 91%<br />
  35. 35. Help needed <br />Have you needed help with any of these things in the past 12 months?<br />
  36. 36. Youth<br />Youth<br />
  37. 37. Outcomes for youth (18-29)<br />English language<br />94% - were able to speak English well or very well (68% overall)<br />Employment<br />89% had worked in a paid job (73% overall)<br />Health & wellbeing<br />73% said their health was excellent or good (47% overall)<br />Social Networks<br />46% had many close NZ European/Maori friends (24% overall)<br />
  38. 38. Next Steps<br />
  39. 39. Next Steps<br />More detailed analysis on the survey data<br />Qualitative research<br />25 in-depth interviews<br />Pathways to employment & economic contribution (paid and unpaid)<br />Focus Groups - 6<br />English language acquisition, service provision, movements to Australia<br />
  40. 40. What difference will the research make?<br />Build knowledge/evidence base<br />Understanding diversity<br />Refugee policy development<br />Refugee Resettlement Strategy<br />What works in Settlement<br />Wide range of implications for central & local govt, NGOs and refugee communities<br />
  41. 41. Quota Refugees Ten Years On Programme of Research<br />Wendy.Searle@dol.govt.nz<br />www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/general/generalinformation/research/Refugees<br />

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