Migration – A Perspective from Wellington, New Zealand

Ivan - The Founder

Ivan founded .id based on his keen interest in how communities have access to education, housing, health, employment, recreation and each other. People in both public and private organisations struggle to make critical decisions that frustrate their ability to contribute to a “good society” and enjoy their work. Ivan’s idea is to introduce spatial thinking to organisations, look at places through a demographic lens, and use the power of story telling to be persuasive. Today over 30 smart people have joined him in this mission. Each year over 1.5 million people use id’s 500+ web applications to inform their decision-making. 10,000 people subscribe to .id’s newsletter and over 30,000 learn from .id’s blog every month. Ivan loves surfing, his family and the dog.

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2 Responses

  1. Robin Spragg says:

    Has anyone done a study of the effect of the Christchurch earthquake on the movements of that city’s population?

    How many have moved away temporarily and how many permanently? Have they started to move back ? In fact, is there any way to count them?

    • Ivan says:

      Thanks for the comment Robin. Stats New Zealand provides an excellent resource at the following ‘earthquake protal’ link:
      http://www.stats.govt.nz/tools_and_services/services/earthquake-info-portal.aspx

      We used some of this work as input into our assumptions for the Wellington forecasts (in particular the reports on overseas experience and the school enrolments information). I am loath to stick my neck out and quote figures… there are quite a few different figures being bandied about, so I suggest you click on the link and have a look.

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