Eastern Bridge’s Migrant Perceptions Survey was developed to gain an understanding on how Asian Migrants feel about their host communities 

Multi-lingual Survey

The Survey was conducted in Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Korean and Japanese language.

1,900 Respondents

Over1,900 Chinese, Japanese and Korean speakers reponded to the survey.

The Migrant Perceptions Survey’s looks at each region (and in some cases sub-region) of New Zealand. Samples of no less than 100 were taken from each region. Questions relating to: tourism, accessing education, securing accommodation, finding employment, safety, healthcare, accessing services, ease of doing business and community engagement were included. 

Migrants are very important to New Zealand and they  should be supported to settle in our communities. According to research by the AsiaNZ Foundation Asian Migrants are more likely to start a businesses and less likely to commit crimes or be unemployed than locals

Welcoming Communities
"Friendly but not warm" 70%
Access to community services
"Lack of Information" 40%
Planning travel
"Lack of information" 50%
Ease of accessing education
"Lack of information" 50%

Lack of Information

The number ONE issue for Asian migrants is accessing information about their community and local services in their language

Business are not Asia Ready

The number TWO concern for Asian migrants relates to service providers (businesses, schools, councils) not being Asia Ready

Councils can take a leading role in addressing Asian Migrant concerns. Making meaningful change doesn’t need to be complex or expensive. Addressing these issues will benefit both the community as well as the local economy. 

Eastern Bridge works with its clients to provide them with simple and inexpensive ways of becoming more welcoming for Migrants. Please get in touch if you wish to know more. 

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