Auckland’s shaping as dynamic, diverse and youthful according to Bruce Adin of the Ministry of Education, guest speaker at yesterday’s J.P.s’ Auckland Regional Conference.
Bruce analyses statistics to help ensure schools and education services meet future needs of our changing society.
Bruce Adin addressing Regional Conference
47 per cent of permanent and long-term arrivals in New Zealand decide to live in Auckland, Bruce told the gathering, with 72 per cent of Pasifika and 66 per cent of Asian students settling in Auckland.
“A big percentage of these students have English as a second language” he says, “and by far the greatest growth in schools nationwide will be in Auckland where there are already 180 different ethnicities. Almost 40 per cent of Aucklanders were not born in New Zealand. It's going to be a very divese community".
J.P.s at the meeting were left wondering what these trends mean for our future services. With nearly half the immigrants settling in Auckland, look out for more INZ 1025s as those already living here apply to sponsor temporary entry for family and friends!