In this context, immigration will continue to be an important component of New Zealand¿s future as a way of providing the required skills and to compensate for ageing or emigration.The research seeks to answer questions such as what keeps individuals or households in a particular community or region?
This research provides a detailed model of the nature of these changes at the regional level over the period 1986 to 2013 and will provide projections out to 2036.
In addition, household members, employers and secondary school pupils provide their understandings of demographic and economic change in their communities, and their perceptions of, and responses toward, the implications.
These responses are important given recent demographic developments such as increased cultural diversity, the interconnected effects of demographic ageing and mobility/migration on communities, and regional issues of labour supply (including critical skill shortages) and demand as industries/firms grow or decline.
Distinguished Professor Spoonley is one of New Zealand's leading academics and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
He joined the Massey staff in 1979 and was, until becoming Pro Vice-Chancellor in October 2013, the College's Research Director and Auckland Regional Director.
He has led numerous externally funded research programmes, including the Ministry of Science and Innovation's .2 million Integration of Immigrants and the 0,000 Nga Tangata Oho Mairangi.He has written or edited 25 books and is a regular commentator in the news media.In 2010, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of California Berkeley and in 2013, a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Goettingen.He was awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand Science and Technology medal in 2009 in recognition of his academic scholarship, leadership and public contribution to cultural understanding and in 2011, his contribution to Sociology was acknowledged with the Sociological Association of Aotearoa New Zealand's scholarship for exceptional service to New Zealand sociology.In 2013, he was given the title of Distinguished Professor, Massey University's highest academic title.Field of Research Codes Demography (160300): Migration (160303): Other Studies in Human Society (169900): Policy and Administration (160500): Population Trends and Policies (160305): Race and Ethnic Relations (160803): Social Policy (160512): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000): Studies of Maori Society (169904): Studies of Pacific Peoples' Societies (169905) New Zealand is experiencing significant population changes as mobility (immigration, emigration, internal migration) combines with an ageing population to impact on labour supply, community development and a sense of belonging or attachment.