3413.0 - Migrant Statistics News, Apr 2007  
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A Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources

Together with the 'Migrant Data Matrix', the 'Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources' will be easily accessed from the Migrant and Ethnicity Theme Page on the ABS web site.

To be released in July, the Guide is an up-to-date reference to a range of data sources on migrants and ethnicity. The Guide brings these sources together in one place and enables them to be sorted alphabetically by title or by topic. Topics cover nine themes from the ABS framework:

  • Crime and Justice
  • Culture and Leisure
  • Education and Training
  • Family and Community
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Labour (including employment)
  • Personal and Household Finances
  • Population Characteristics

Guide entries for ABS sources reveal migrant related data items collected in ABS surveys and provide links to additional information on methodology, classifications and concepts.

Non-ABS sources include federal and state government departments, academic and private sources. Guide entries for these sources include the following information, where possible:
  • Overview - who collects the data, why it's collected, and its relevance to migrant statistics
  • Scope - the sample size, and selection criteria for respondents
  • Data details - for migrant related data, other data items, and any classifications used
  • Geographic details - the location(s) covered by the data
  • Products / Data availability - the most recent products associated with the data
  • Contact details - how to obtain further information
  • Other related information - the reference period, collection frequency, and historical data

The Guide will be updated on a regular basis and we are keen to include additional sources. If you are aware of other migrant related data sources that may be of interest, please email the information to <migrant.statistics.unit@abs.gov.au>.