New Zealand has the world’s best chance of being a “second-generation” immigrant, a new study has found.
Key points:Immigration levels are high in the US, Australia, Canada and EuropeBut the UK has the highest rate of new arrivalsThe study shows New Zealanders are the world leaders in economic growthWhile New Zealand’s population has increased by about 5% in the past 30 years, it has experienced a massive population increase, particularly since 2010.
In the first half of this year, the number of people arriving in New Zealand from the US was more than 20 times higher than in any other country in the top 20.
The study by the Migration Policy Institute, an independent think-tank, found New Zealand was the best country in which to be a second- or third-generation migrant, which means people who came to New Zealand as children.
New Zealanders were the only country in Australia, New Zealand and Canada to have a growth rate higher than the US’s, while growth rates in Germany and France were below that of New Zealand.
Australia was home to the highest number of New Zealander arrivals, followed by the UK.
New Zealander immigration was the highest in Europe, followed closely by the US.
New York, with a population of about 14.5 million, had the lowest rate of New Zlander arrivals.
While New York was the second-most populous city in the country, New York had the highest level of immigration from other countries, the study found.
“Our research finds that New Zealand could be a model for countries to do better, given the large size of its population and the strong economic growth the country has experienced over the past few decades,” said MPA’s executive director Mark Butler.
New Zlander immigration was also significantly higher in the United States, where the state has more than 12 million residents, than in Europe or Canada.
In New Zealand, New Zealader immigration was much higher than that of other countries in the region, the report said.
The report also found that New Zlanders were more likely to be in the labour force than residents of other EU countries.
It found that in New York, the average age of new immigrants was 32, compared with 24 in the EU average and 17 in the UK, with the average ages of first-generation immigrants, those born overseas, between the ages of 25 and 34, being 30.
The New Zealand economy has been booming since 2010, with New Zealand being ranked number one in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for economic growth in the last three years.
“This is a great result, and one that highlights the strength of the New Zealand economic model,” said Paul McCallum, head of the MPA NZ research unit.
“The growth is driven by the skills of New Kiwis, not their country of origin, so it’s a very important factor in the economy.”
“It shows that New Kiwi workers are making it through the transition to new careers, rather than being stuck in the workforce,” he said.
“As a result, New Zalis are enjoying the high levels of job creation and income that are characteristic of a ‘second- and third- generation’ economy.”
The MPA report found that while New Zealand had the world-leading rate of growth of its citizens, the country had the second highest number people arriving annually.
Newzealand has a population that is more than 14.7 million people, which is the highest among OECD countries.
In a statement, MPA chief executive John Banks said the report demonstrated that Newzealands economic growth is “well in line with our expectations”.
“While Newzals economic success may be partly due to the relatively small size of our population, we expect our population to continue to grow,” Banks said.