Growing number of Australians moving to New Zealand

Monday, August 15, 2016

They are calling it a slice of heaven on a budget, with a growing number of Australian families packing their bags for a better life in New Zealand.

For the first time in about a quarter of a century, we have more Australians headed to New Zealand than New Zealanders heading to Australia. We aren't talking about people as retirees or as young people, but in those middle years, those family years and those key employment years, they are the ones making the move across the Tasman and heading to New Zealand.

Most of them are ending up in the Kiwi Capitol, Wellington, where you get much more bang for your buck compared to the much more expensive Auckland.

IT Specialists are in hot demand in New Zealand, and dominate the highest paying jobs. A System’s Architect have a median salary of $125,000 per year. Although an Engineering Manager isn’t all that far behind at $105,000 per year. The lowest paying jobs see Caregivers average $32,000 per year, while an Assistant Store Manager brings in $35,000 per year.

Australians are making the move because of jobs, affordable housing and a better quality of life. For a country that for so long has been tagged as Australia’s little cousin, it appears New Zealand is all grown up.

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare

Last 150 Articles


leader ageing population Charlotte relational medicine national crime rates millenials statistics long weekend demographic trends analysis cars Sydney cancelling event ashley mckenzie ACT Australian demographics cost of living community education research urban living Engineering Manager conferences australian communities trends report population celebration workforce career world youth day hopes visual housing growth follow twentyseventeen keynote business index consumerism Christchurch ageing young australians australian communities forum Myth Canberra repayments Queensland: QLD Real Estate wedding staying in local capital cities housing market unemployment social shifts speakers storytelling names youth unemployment facts social trends wealth distribution mother's day 40 million schools Research Executive FPA faux-ciliser Wagga Wagga Sydney keynote speaker Channel 7 population milestone paying to work know the times Financial Planning Association Geoff Brailey Hornsby Shire Council home owner narcissism Word Up daily commute workplace Scouts customer sector wide Aussie group entrepreneur school satisfaction educated WA Australian Census year 12 couple demographer change insights marrickville mythbusting Wellington skills goal mortgage online The ABC of XYZ New Zealand Duchess of Cambridge suburb innovation REIV National Conference schools students research pack New Zeland tips Australian communities debt workplace culture 1994 commute property brisbane monarchy social life media commentary house conference presentation easy rider ultimo Australian Bureau of Statistics baby boomers teachers interactive earn coffee 2017 sustainable South Australia Bathburst demographic transformations shopper's pick trends of 2016 buildings megatrends average aussie teacher survey volunteers pyrmont christianity future-proof trends of 2017 townhouses sector wide study 2020 education sector new office 1975 baby boom learning styles proactive office opening engage NSW PSI list families students cloudy days shbc thrive educhat rising house prices royal jobs of the future The Daily Edition high density living daily telegraph environment social lives emerging trends Generation X Wodonga cancel plans survey design Do It Yourself hornsby 1968 poker master ACF anzac Merry Christmas snapshot friends father's day generational trends holiday infographic wall rain acf15 Financial Planning Week brand experience urban living index real supply and demand responsive marriage food gold coast pharmacy bondi area 10 years global financial crisis selfie high school deloitte moreton bay curiosity wealth in the media personal growth rich gender greatness engagement Assistant Store Manager moderators guide healthy future optus media activity Netflix trends analyst collaboration state states Northern beaches Event mccrindle in the media vegemite manly entrepreneurs of today training research data capital city norwest wages baby name trends education future global men sunny days the changing face of hello fresh charity australians staying home more teleworking Christmas season suburbs mateship residents education future report shifts low density neutral bay christmas baby name study omnibus sentiments consumer faux-cilise royal baby Australian Dream socialites apartment motivate outsourcing TAS dream EFF 24,000,000 report social impact sydneysiders tuesday hills shire staff meals parenting income government 2012 bureau cash overcast faux-cilising mccrindle tea royal family presentation sector entrepreneurial collaborative personalities Melbourne growth learning Christmas lunch blaxland future of education grandparents social analysis publication work-life wellbeing Mark McCrindle professional mentor wealth and income social enquiry child care newspaper rise of local emerging generations house price DESTEL award university trends future proof resource events prince george aged care puzzle thought leadership women social commentator forecasting participants video not for profit school energy professional speaker perth business community event high density apartments builders sydney speaker "know the times" friendship relevant future world futurist princess charlotte graphs Northern Beaches Christian School Western Australia mythbusters sydney event leadership workshop Love increasing densification Gen X 24 million organisational culture research services education renting lalor park Territory research visualisation australia optus my business awards Valentine’s Day geomapping village research eliane miles TDE innovative focus group environmental scanning social change event experience quote Social Trend networking researcher tea holidays ACF 2016 economy generations language market research aussie culture offenders non profit GPO communities etiquette victoria safe in depth interviews IT Specialists generation waverton results high density suburban living household society trends 2015 tv financial dreams 1980 affordable marriages resilience workshop infographic Christmas presents Tasmania housing social media data future proofing potts point Gen Y employers economic logan fears future of work middle class balance shopping System's Architect weekly earnings culture eliane cooking clothing wolloomooloo group session teach affordability work mates ease of travel internship Financial Planning Association of Australia demographic mccrindle social researcher financial independence cultural diversity small business fresh cold budget focus groups google for education SMSF Aussies mover and shaker sun identity national wealth dreaming post rationalism learner property price baby Australia Day 2017 transport toys organisations Education Future Forum careers house price rise 2014 communications JOMO 2016 investing poor going out divorce rate Deaths social research easter menai new york times optimistic renter of the future meetings emerging technologies authenticity Australian schools REIV Conference weather Australians CBD technology happiness baby name predictions ideas housing trends financial millennials family community engagement Generation Y Channel Seven crime wage click news digital data analyst communication rental stress panel internships nfp Res Vis urban taskforce communicate winter blues media New South Wales young people Queensland professional development English home ownership forecast retirement sunburnt country year 7 intern households salary sydneycity employment NT australian social research cancelling plans ABS rent university degree case study 23 million World Water Day dessert sports gen z house prices finance priorities work owning a home define wealth and income distribution conference gen alpha internet SA crows nest the australian dream Northern Beaches school students trend life public holiday Australia Day land of the middle class google millionth jobs alpha tertiary education mobile tattoos visualisation generation alpha Australian Families office water spend church religion earning social commentary investor Australian Home leadership McCrindle Speakers global generations brand brands Caregiver ethnography insight parents urban living public speaking population growth product dare to dream teaching recap darwin January 26th national private wealth marketing financial future pharmacies seasons media release data visualisation stay home baby names criminal youth slideshare plans HSC not-for-profit property market NEETs census summer VIC huffington post Population Clock earnings litter DIY challenge Kirsten Brewer Northern Territory Births Australian Communities Trends debate cost Crime Rates divorce politics student online shopping qualitative research royal influence trend tuesday Australian Trends Tuesday Trends ipswich housing affordability equip unaffordable generation Z society growing population typical australian entertainment office space children Royals program tableau Tuesday Trend presentations goals population map aged care Real Estate Institute of Victoria February 16 rule keeper socialising learn vegetarian woolworths lifestyle conference speaker domestic annual income local communities winter ashley fell investment social mccrindle research stats kate middleton cartodb demographics social researchers mining boom hobart city Kiwi FOMO home forum 2013 keynote speaker Adelaide