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


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