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Number crunching Alongside anecdotes of living and working in other locations, the responses to the diaspora survey hint at the trends, patterns and influences that shape these decisions.

Registration

18 21 11 13 1 8 0 12

Only registered in New Zealand

1969

Only registered in Australia

Not registered in New Zealand, Australia, US, UK, but registered somewhere else

2004

2008

Percent of respondents who hold dual citizenship.

Interiors

38 19 91

Registered in New Zealand and US

1998

1990

%

Only registered in UK

Only registered in US

4

4

Registered in New Zealand and Australia

Registered in New Zealand and UK

4

1

Primary fields of work

48

14 13 15

Departures by year

67 2 2

%

Architecture %

Urban design

4

%

%

Other Media

Property development/ construction

Lapsed or suspended New Zealand registration Not registered anywhere

11.14

6

%

10

4

%

Yes No Maybe

50 / 21 /29 %

%

51 / 5 / 44 %

Yes No Maybe

%

%

The average number of years respondents have spent living and working abroad.

Art / digitial design

%

Yes No Maybe

31 / 31 / 38 %

%

%

%

Academia

Percent of respondents who say they might return to New Zealand. Compare this with 42 percent who said they would; and 19 percent who said they wouldn’t. 32

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Would you return to New Zealand? Responses for US, UK and Australian respondents.

Destinations by year of departure

Kilometres from NZ to nearest respondent (Sydney, Australia).

UK

Other

Other

UK Australia

US

Other

Other

Before 1992 1993–1996

1997–2001

2002–2006

US

US

US

US

Australia UK

5

Other

10

2227.330

Australia

Australia UK

15

UK

Kilometres from NZ to furthest respondent (London, United Kingdom).

20

Australia

18797.306

Reasons for leaving

2007–

54 Overseas experience 24 Overseas job offers 21 Personal reasons 21 Looking for work abroad 20 Postgraduate study 18 Architectural experience 15 Travel 14 Economy / Lack of work in New Zealand 8 Study 7 Needed a change 6 Other 4 Fell in love with another place 2.2011 architecturenz

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